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Sam Haskins was a renowned photographer who gained fame for his innovative and provocative work in the 1960s and 1970s. His iconic nude photography captured the essence of the era's sexual revolution and challenged societal norms and conventions.
Haskins' style of nude photography was unique in its approach. He broke away from the traditional studio setting and instead used outdoor locations and natural lighting to capture his subjects. His models were often depicted in playful and sensual poses, highlighting their natural beauty and curves. He was a master of composition and used his subjects' bodies as elements to create visually striking images.
Haskins' most famous work is the book "Cowboy Kate and Other Stories," which was published in 1964. The book featured a series of photographs of a young woman named Kate in various stages of undress, set against the backdrop of the American West. The images were provocative, playful, and groundbreaking in their depiction of female sexuality. I've got a treasured vintage copy in my collection and it was one of the works that really spoke to me early on in my career - informing my concept of what it meant to incorporate nudity into fashion or editorial photography in general. Prior to this, as a young photographer I heard countless times from what I now consider to be pretentious old guard gatekeepers that "art nudes" meant abstract, dehumanized torsos and bodyscapes. Light, shadow, and no personality. Personality made it dirty. Sam Haskins showed me that.......
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