Monday, October 31, 2011

1950's Halloween Party

1950's Halloween Party
Originally uploaded by Neato Coolville

These two masked marauders want your money and your life.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Magnetic Power 1929

ralston university press 1929
Originally uploaded by Captain Geoffrey Spaulding

Utterly Amazing! The Way This Singular Book Can Give You MAGNETIC POWER In 24 Hours... Or No Cost!

Ralston University Press, 1929.

Babe Ruth, Boston Braves, April 1935

Babe Ruth Looking Pretty Sad
Originally uploaded by John McNab

Via Flickr:
It's April 1935 and Babe Ruth is a player-coach for the lowly Boston Braves. He is 40 years old. He wants to manage the New York Yankees, but this will never happen. The greatest baseball player of all time isn't considered to be smart enough to be a manager.

This picture was taken before a Braves-Red Sox ehibition game.

On May 30, 1935, Babe Ruth played in his last professional baseball game.

Line-Up for Yesterday

R is for Ruth.
To tell you the truth,
There's just no more to be said,
Just R is for Ruth.

Ogden Nash, Sport Magazine, January 1949.

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Ed Fox, Vol. 2

Taschen is a quality publisher. Books from this German publisher always are published using high quality materials. From the boards, the binding, the dust jackets, paper stock, and ink... Taschen has always delivered an exceptional product.

Ed Fox II is no exception. The dust jacket is thick with two tones of gloss for subtle variations that reflect when tilted. The boards of the book also use two tones of gloss, appearing solid blue at one angle but revealing a large "Ed Fox II" when tilted against the light. The paper stock is thick with the crisp ink travelling all the way to the edge of the paper.

However, the contents of this tome are really what sends it over the 5-star edge.

To begin, Ed Fox offers a three page text introduction (in English, German, and French). The State of the Feet Report. Ed Fox II is unapologetic adult erotica. He explains his attraction to female feet, eyes, and beauty while describing his various career roles and experiences photographing the female model. This introduction offers interesting philosophical questions and is not simply an obligatory artist bio.

Ed Fox II could also be described as an artistic collection of nude photography. But when compared to the aforementioned, this collection has an edge, more attitude, and is unabashedly sexual.

The most common theme in the photography is feet. Painted toes, tilted arches, and smooth soles spread flauntingly towards the camera... you'll get plenty. Most images focus on the foot, but include the rest of the model in the shot also - but not always. Most shots also include the feet of the model in the frame, but the occasional exception again exists. Regardless, Ed Fox knows what he's doing and here he's at the top of his game.
Ed Fox at his Ed Fox II book release party, autographing an ass. 
Toys. Yes, that kind. These accessories are put to stimulating use throughout. Not much is left for the imagination either; these are no mere hints of sexuality, but rather a bold celebration of it! Nothing here is disrespectful to the model, however. These models always appear confident, sensual, feminine, and assertive.

Ed Fox II is a daring adventurous collection of photography, glorifying the sexuality of the female - and specifically the beautiful female foot. This photographic essay can certainly be enjoyed by those that appreciate edgy artistic nudes. But if one is stimulated by the idea of a soft sole and yawning toes being pushed playfully close to the lens, then Ed Fox II may offer a tantalising glimpse into heaven itself.

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