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Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Venus with a car 1: Aston Martin DB6 by Jeanloup Sieff




Needless to say, just putting up random images until I have time for some proper entries is beyond me and already I am starting to think about sub-categories.  Venuses with cars is such an obvious one that we are surprised we haven't done it before but we will try and ensure that the car is, at least, interesting.




A good place to start is this fine study of an Aston Martin DB6 by French Fashion photographer Jeanloup Sieff (1933-2000).  This pictures was the very first photograph in the short-lived quarterly erotic magazine: the Journal of Erotica, which first appeared in 1992.  With plain, textured white covers and gold writing this was a very classy, and expensive, production.   Too expensive, obviously as it only lasted for nine issues. It featured stories, poems, art and photography.  Triple P's subscription to this was a present from a former girlfriend, I, from Rome.  At this point she and Triple P had both acquired serious partners but we couldn't quite give each other up.  Once in a while, during this period, she would visit London and Triple P was instructed to bring a copy of The Journal of Erotica to her hotel room where she would writhe around enticingly in her La Perla lingerie while we read her some of the stories.  So this publication still reminds me of the impressively leggy I and we know she would appreciate this choice as she liked sixties cars (she had a red Alfa Romeo Spider which she called Giulietta and which constantly broke down).  When Triple P was in Rome we would set out to explore the countryside and it was always an adventure as you never knew if you would get back. Several times we had to stay overnight in hotels while the car was worked on.  Triple P was never sure how genuine these failed car interludes were, in retrospect.  They always seemed to be very close to a small romantic hotel, most notably in Frascati where Triple P discovered red Frascati wine for the first time and how much she liked having it poured over her perky breasts.




Anyway, here is a second, although not so effective, shot from the same session.  Composition is everything! More Venuses with cars shortly.

2 comments:

  1. Ah Triple P! Nice - reminded me of The images that Longstone Tyres use in their ads:- http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/page/LongstoneAdverts
    On a slightly different, but similar theme it also reminded me of the excellent motoring articles in Mayfair which were written by the late William Boddy, who was also Motor Sport editor. Regards Zakkers.

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  2. Haven't seen those Longstone ads before. Classic in every way. I own one or two books by Mr Boddy when I had a Vintage and Classic car phase a few years ago! It was the year I came third in the St Moritz British classic car rally!

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