Barker with Jack Seated

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© Laura Hartley
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  • Barker with Jack Seated
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Photo license: © All rights reserved

I have another photo from this shoot of Barker, nude, frontally, which just got bumped for showing "female genitalia." While I feel that pic is beautiful, tasteful and classic, with its barely visible crotch, I DO understand the issues and reasons for such censoring. So, any of you who liked that pic, and want it, just write me here with your email address, and I shall email it!

This is my friend Barker, with her dog, Jack. I know, the names are confusing! We took this pic in a gorgeous setting, which is the oldest bar in Houston, Texas. (Spent a lot of time there kicking back the Guinness!) The lighting was gorgeous, and I used strictly ambient (existing) lighting, which I prefer for the natural look to it. I used a Mamiya C-330 with its 2-1/4" format, and Tri-X, 220 film. The pic is gelatin silver, and printed on agfa fiber-based paper, which has such a lush look. I scanned this pic on a Canon Pixma MP 160, and here it is, with zero female genitalia showing, and hopefully, is as tasteful as its predecessor was!

52 responses

  • Jay Stockhaus

    Jay Stockhaus (Deleted) gave props (26 May 2008):

    Beautiful image.

  • Laurie Search

    Laurie Search gave props (26 May 2008):

    This is so nice!! Really lovely!!

  • Jan Hoffman

    Jan Hoffman gave props (26 May 2008):

    Amazing! It has such a strong classic feel to it.

  • Laura Boston-Thek

    Laura Boston-Thek gave props (26 May 2008):

    Laura!! This is an amazing set of images!! Like something from the 20's or 30's...stunning work!

  • William Moore

    William Moore gave props (26 May 2008):

    LOL 'ol JPG didn't like the frontal one...try that one again at a different angle...this one is beautiful as well

  • Frederic Frognier

    Frederic Frognier (Deleted) gave props (26 May 2008):

    Awesome compo!

  • William Moore

    William Moore said (26 May 2008):

    you have a real photographers eye for lighting,props, etc....If i had a model i would really love that aspect of photography

  • William Moore

    William Moore said (26 May 2008):

    You do any dodging or burning? love the rim of light around her hair....gorgeous work

  • Christophe Le Canne

    Christophe Le Canne gave props (26 May 2008):

    Excellent! Wonderful composition.

  • Thad Zajdowicz

    Thad Zajdowicz gave props (26 May 2008):

    Beautiful, and beautifully done!

  • Leanna Lomanski

    Leanna Lomanski gave props (27 May 2008):

    Beautiful B&W - like the dusty looking feel

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (27 May 2008):

    Great b&w.

  • Gary Fudge

    Gary Fudge (Deleted) gave props (27 May 2008):

    Actually as much as I liked the other, this is delicious. I love the lighting and that Tri-X is to die for.

  • David Swatton

    David Swatton said (27 May 2008):

    Stunning shot - this could be Brassai from 1930s Paris. Brava.

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (27 May 2008):

    Fantastic composition! Love it

  • Loree McComb

    Loree McComb   said (27 May 2008):

    This is really well done

  • Lisa Slifko

    Lisa Slifko gave props (27 May 2008):

    Excellent !! B&W suites this image perfectly.

  • Nelson Campbell

    Nelson Campbell (Deleted) gave props (29 May 2008):

    It is another stunner....i like the hint of brilliance in the corner of the eye.

  • Kevin Kabuki

    Kevin Kabuki gave props (2 Jun 2008):

    A timeless image. You are a master of this type of shot

  • Lee Henderson

    Lee Henderson gave props (12 Jun 2008):

    Nice image--very Lee Miller. :)

  • Jesse Farrar

    Jesse Farrar said (13 Jun 2008):

    A wonderful vintage look!

  • Penny Nannini

    Penny Nannini   said (23 Jun 2008):

    this looks like a movie scene from the 1920's

  • Catherine Kurvink

    Catherine Kurvink gave props (27 Jun 2008):

    It is gorgeous, Laura. The lighting is great.

  • Rachel Mckinnie

    Rachel Mckinnie gave props (14 Jul 2008):


  • Anne Mcginn

    Anne Mcginn gave props (2 Aug 2008):

    SOOOo beautiful. Straight out of the 20s

  • Anne Mcginn

    Anne Mcginn gave props (2 Aug 2008):

    P. S. - this really is a masterpiece, my friend.

  • Rebecca Kinzie Bastian

    Rebecca Kinzie Bastian gave props (3 Aug 2008):

    I just love the atmosphere in this photo. Very moody and silent film-ish.

  • Robert Armstrong

    Robert Armstrong (Deleted) gave props (13 Aug 2008):

    Another great shot!

  • Gregory Collins

    Gregory Collins gave props (14 Aug 2008):

    Wonderful photograph. I agree with previous, it looks and feels like the 1920's/

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (24 Aug 2008):

    Ditto 2 all the above as well. An absolutely stunning image & what gorgeous light & all else as well. It has a raw energy about´s totally charged...great stuff... Very well done...

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (5 Oct 2008):

    This is such a beautiflul shot and in theme, mho. dp

  • Alexis - Now on Flickr

    Alexis - Now on Flickr gave props (29 Oct 2008):

    Sadly I missed the previous entry, but I love this one

  • Lynn H

    Lynn H (Deleted) gave props (15 Nov 2008):

    LOVE it!!!!!!!!

  • Tony Edwards

    Tony Edwards (Deleted) gave props (30 Dec 2008):

    Really wonderful. Excellent Laura and great for this theme.

  • Photo Gothic

    Photo Gothic said (21 Mar 2009):

    Beautiful! the dog seems so bored with the humans which makes this even more interesting.

  • Ævar B. Jak.

    Ævar B. Jak. gave props (6 May 2009):

    Another perfect shot Laura, great light, composition and setup. Perfect for the theme. Love your work!!

  • Bill de Iturrondo

    Bill de Iturrondo gave props (7 Jun 2009):

    Nicley done, and perfect for the theme...

  • fox

    fox gave props (24 Jul 2009):

    I like the dog!

  • StaceyJane

    StaceyJane gave props (6 Aug 2009):

    Perfection. I LOVE this photo.

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (5 Sep 2009):

    Hell YEAH! Rad!

  • elfriede fulda

    elfriede fulda gave props (9 Sep 2009):

    Fabulous B&W ,,,

  • Carlos Aviles

    Carlos Aviles (Deleted) said (22 Sep 2009):

    I loved that censored shot. It was very tasteful indeed. I've noticed a lot of censorship lately. Shots covered for no reason.

    I love this shot and definitively deserves my vote for this theme. It deserves to be published.

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (29 Sep 2009):

    Nice, voted

  • Farras Abdelnour

    Farras Abdelnour gave props (2 Oct 2009):

    gorgeous, dramatic, voted

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (27 Oct 2009):

    Back to vote! I really love the light in this one.

  • Bhu Sullivan

    Bhu Sullivan gave props (28 Oct 2009):

    beautiful. Voted.

  • CJ Schmit

    CJ Schmit (Deleted) gave props (1 Nov 2009):

    Beautiful and sexy shot!! Great work!!

  • Robin Lerios

    Robin Lerios said (11 Nov 2009):

    Ahhhh, the capture of light is fantastic here. I feel the days of yesterday screaming to be heard once more. You've got my vote and then some! Can't wait to look through your work.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt   gave props (11 Nov 2009):

    lovelovelove this oh masterful one!

  • Zerina Phillip

    Zerina Phillip gave props (25 Nov 2009):

    Very beautiful...awesome composition.

  • Mauricio Jimenez

    Mauricio Jimenez gave props (30 Jan 2010):

    Oh this is sooooo good!

  • Robert Walker

    Robert Walker gave props (17 Aug 2012):


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