And the ears…

dievca and Master went to Rizzoli’s Bookstore on Broadway between 25th and 26th. It’s a gorgeous space, larger than the previous store on 57th. The storied bookstore is in a townhouse specializing in illustrated tomes, literature & European magazines. dievca was mesmerized by a large tome of Helmut Newton’s work. Absolutely Amazing.

This trip brought to mind a comparison photo for Easter:

BunnyI’m a Mouse–Duh

Transgressive German photographer Helmut Newton, established a prolific body of work in his signature voyeuristic style that changed the landscape of 20th-century fashion photography. Intimate friends with model and jewelry designer Elsa Peretti, Newton would often privately photograph her nude. However, Newton did not publish any of these nude photographs at Peretti’s request, who jokingly insisted he wait until the death of her father before they be released. In 1975, Newton did publish an image of Peretti in a play boy bunny ensemble by Halston, set against the backdrop of a gleaming New York skyline. For the March 2010 issue of Vogue, photographer Mario Testino recreated the Newton shot, swapping Elsa Peretti for Tina Fey and the ears of a bunny with Mickey Mouse-like ears.

Thank you to partnouveau.com for the comparison photos and text.


4 Comments on “And the ears…”

  1. Pelelotus says:

    Books and bunny ears. What could be better? X

  2. I so enjoy the history behind a photograph…


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