Good story Irish Swede.....
BSA_WM20 .... I think about that too. Ive observed it in my elders as well.... Im not probably not far from it myself. But ...... I refuse to act old..... Im not old.... Im experienced
Ive always liked images from the past I guess. As I like cars and bikes that were before my time as well. I realize we drift away from the "vintage" trophy girls theme a lot but I do try to bring it back to that theme as much as I can..... I just run out of those photos sometimes.... Its all good..... I hope
I like women & I like motorcycles and I like old images as well.
Having worked both directly & indirectly for some of the biggest named super models of the 80's, 90's & 00's I also know just how faked a lot of these photos are.
I used to take the negatives to the touch up artists who painted out all of the belly rolls, waist band rolls, bra strap rolls, pimples and any other lump or bump considered not to be perfect .
Funny enough he learned his trade from his father who worked full time removing nipple buldgesand pennis outlines from publicity images in the USA.
The super models PR companies could afford this at several hundred a pop because as you would know a real photographer can always tell when an image has been photoshoped where as hand retouching is a lot harder to detect.
What the images do show is despite all of the equality hoo har women are still seen by men as an adornment for the end of their old fella's
Playboy Aust was going bad and decided to do some TV advertising .
How it got past the censors I have no idea but it would not have been allowed in USA cinema advert let alone on TV.
They ran the slogan "Men who like women will like ………… in this months Playboy.
A contraversal and quite vulgar TV & radio host Doug Mulray did a parody of it on his TV show with the line "men who really like women will like to see them with their legs closed on national television"
AFAIK this comment set a record for calls to a TV station that still stands , most supporting his stance, but it got him fired from both media as the advertisers refused to run adds in any of his programes .
One of the amodel agencies I worked for used to do 4 page spread at the back of the girls portfolios , front back, left & right bolt naked standing upright.
As a photographer ou will also know these are incredibly boring images but necessary if the model is going to be used for underwer or swimwear.
We would take these into the advertising agencies and in most cases the suits would be waiting in the foyer , rip the books out of our hands and start salivating over the back 4 photos.
And these are the poeple who have the final say about what went to print no wonder so amny young girls end up mentally damaged.