Friday, March 6, 2009

Style 85 $1

This photo was found among the files of a long-closed manufacturer of ladies' undergarments. As primitive as it is, I like the over-the-top visual effect. Much of the process is revealed on close examination. The woman's image was cut out, pasted over the radiant black and white burst, then rephotographed. Then all of the white lines and the model's abdomen were hand-painted with white before being photographed again. There's a thumbtack hole in each corner and remnants of glue on the surface. This was a hard-working picture.