Style Icons: Male »Sam Haskins

sam haskins photoIf there's one thing I adore, it's nude photos from the sixties and seventies an no one contributed more with more style and originality than South African born Sam Haskins. Perhaps best known for his books Cowboy Kate, Five Girls, Haskins Posters and African ImageHaskins has remained an important figure today as he slides into his eighties.

He is a fairly new name to me and one I am totally thrilled to be consumed by. His hazy, sexy images are beautiful and inventive – he used many in camera techniques to create images only seen as capable through Photoshop today. Thankfully the dear man has made many of these timeless images accessible on his coherent and intoxicating website.

Don't miss a look at Cowboy Kate, a fun theatrical western tale with lines like: “Once upon a time was Kate. She was white as flowers, warm as sunshine, wild as whiskey and swinging like a lamp” paired with photographs of equal grace and humor.

But, there is another quality to it all that I unfortunately do not have the skills to describe. Well, you know they say a photo is worth a thousand words. Luckily we're given a legacy of thousands of photos from a man whose name deserves to be better known.

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Posted on December 17, 2007

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