"Fragment" William Mortensen
From Monsters & Madonnas, Camera Craft Publishing Co., San Francisco, 1935. Mortensen’s wife Myrdith posed for this photograph. He blocked out her arms and head on the negative with a permanganate solution and added the nicks and scars with a sharp blade.

Ian Curtis of Joy Division
January 1980, Germany

Man Ray - Kiki de Montparnasse

Photo Laurent Humbert

A very telling photo …shot by Mario De Biasi

Léa Seydoux - Interview Magazine - September 2014

Funeral Parade of Roses (Toshio Matsumoto, 1969)
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Martine Franck, 1976
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Lou Reed by Andy Warhol, 1966

When women used to be depressed or were not “taking care of their men” properly their husbands could send them to the psych ward for attitude adjustments. This was part of conditioning them to always wear a smile. They believed that if a woman saw herself smiling that it would become natural practice and that she would be “cured”. This often went along with shock therapies.

Ted Bundy was not a popular man on death row. He made a good impression on some of the black inmates with his skill in the exercise yard - “We were amazed,” one remembered. “He’s a white guy who can actually play basketball!” - but mostly the other inmates resented his notoriety and, despite their own evil, abhorred his crimes. Doug McCray, one of the death row old-timers, recalled the night the news came over the television that Kimberly Leach’s body had been found. He go on the bars and said to Bob Sullivan, “Sully, man, the individual who would do something like that - he deserves the death penalty.” There was a lot of boasting around the prison, prisoners saying: “Let Bundy out with us. We’ll take care of him.” From the security of his cell, the most infamous serial killer in America sniffed, “I have nothing for those animals out there.”