HOLLYWOOD NUDES of
EDWIN BOWER HESSER
Pioneer American Naturist Photographer
I have recently completed my biography of the extraordinary and
contraversial Roaring Twenties photographer Edwin Bower Hesser.
AND I combined that bio with a massive gallery of his best photos
(from my personal collection), into a beautiful pdf format ebook.
You can download your copy today
for your desktop computer, laptop or tablet
[ Download Link at bottom of page
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Edwin Bower Hesser is one of the truly stunning
early American photographers of the nude form.
His family background in theater
propelled him into exploring innovative imagery with dancers,
movie stars. Edwin had an exquisite eye for beauty, light and composition.
some of the superb photographic studio lighting techniques he invented are still
as standard repertoire by professional photographers.
Follies style theatrical scene
[The photographs on
this page are reduced from those in the ebook,
Hessercolor nude at pool
(just a little taste here, to
give you an idea of what you will get)
they display bigger and with more
detail than on this webpage.]
After several unsustainable attempts to make good in the early
plus a fire which destroyed his first professional photo studio in New York,
Hesser settled into a lucrative career in Hollywood as a still photographer.
catered to the silent movie makers, and shot beautiful publicity portraits
numerous actresses and movie stars.
Sylvan nymph in a tree
Edwin Hesser's specialty, however, was soft-focus plein aire nudes
Jean Harlow (above)
in sylvan and seaside settings. Inspired by the extraordinary Deco era nude
and risque stage productions of Flo Ziegfeld, George White and Earl Carroll,
Hesser proceded with a methodical photographic exploration of artistic nudity.
American film industry was just too coy, tame and puritanical
to support his pure
expression of artistic courage in the moving pictures.
Follies style theatrical scene
So, by 1923, Hesser turned his entrepreneurial efforts to publishing graphic
photo periodicals dedicated to the wonder and glory of female undress. Edwin
Bower Hesser's ARTS MONTHLY was issued through most of the Roaring 20s.
also released a barrage of other titles with similar content, designed to
exploit the association of art and nudity. They were ostensibly marketed
students', but were in fact more widely distributed.
Edwin faced many challenges through the course of his intriguing life.
publishing empire collapsed during the Depression era.
But he had an inventive mind
and developed a color photography system
called 'HesserColor'. Unfortunately
Hesser was unable to win the competition
with Kodak, and later turned to other
applications of his skills and inventions.
"EARLY HOLLYWOOD NUDES of EDWIN BOWER HESSER" contains a
biography of Edwin, plus a fat gallery (120 images) --
the best E B Hesser photos
from Baraka's extensive collection.
All of Hesser's signature styles are well represented: natural forest
nudes, fabulous dancers and other elegant studio shots,
as well as some
important celebrities of the era (such as Jean Harlow,
Clara Bow, Rudolph
Valentino, etc). Also included are seven rare
nude studies in Edwin's own
patented color photo process, and an array of
covers from erotic magazines of
the day which featured Hesser's photography.
Note: Baraka's E B Hesser book is a PDF file, the traditional ebook format --
ideal to display a photo-laden book on your computer, laptop, iPad or tablet.
is not available in the proprietary Kindle format,
unfortunately does not display illustrated ebooks to advantage.]
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