March 12, 2017

Ed van der Elsken - Various










Strange that Ed van der Elsken had not any  post on Scoptophilia since there is several pictures that deserve to be included in the domain that this blog covers i.e., the body explored in every forms. Born in 1925, he died in 1990. He was mainly interested in those who lived in the margins of the society, and more specifically the urban environment. He worked in black and white and in the shots I selected, he provides a superb sexual imagery  and some touching street scenes, that are both priceless today. There is a retrospective planned in Paris at the Jeu de Paume this summer (here) and it's an event not to miss for those who'll be in Paris at a time or another of this period. His site (in dutch) here

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