(early 1970s) was more than simply an experiment in reversing
THE WHITE PICTURES. I had been thinking about porn for a number
of years in other contexts. If conventional pornorgraphic
ƒ elements were literally shadowed would the issue vanish?
There were about a dozen images in the final project; most
were given away or sold and only four were reprinted for the
MOSTLY WOMEN exhibit in 1980. There is also a poster, designed
by Jan Thompson, created for the Light Porn party in '72.
ANNE [Justin] modeled for me off and on for several years.
She was thin and could hold a pose for decades, but the real
attraction was the structure of her face. Moving the light
gave one an entirely new person. Anne was with me while I
fumbled through several of the projects in the early '70s.
Several Light Porn images were shot with Anne and were used
to construct the poster mentioned above.
Robin, the female half of one of the best White Pictures,
modeled for Light Porn and is featured in "Robin White
Dress. She was an extraordinary young woman: just a sohpmore
in college when í I first met her, she had remarkable
maturity while being cute beyond all cuteness. Working with
her was anything but work.
(early 1970s) are sort of Light Porn without the light. I
was very impressed by the painting of black squares and wanted
to see how deep one could print an image before it either
vanished or the experience became annoying. They were certainly
a pain in the ass to print since the dry-down problem is very
severe in deep shadow areas. All of the large prints are gone
save for the four reprinted as 6x9s for MOSTLY WOMEN, an exhibit
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