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A Magazine: Playboy (USA), February, 1975

This 1975 edition was given to my partner as a gift, it’s his birth month and year. Ive made a selection of my favourites or of the more interesting pages which incorporate imagery of women in them to show here.

I find the cover of this edition really beautiful, whimsical and romantic, more so than other editions Ive seen.

Above is a pull-out postcard which a reader can use to apply for a subscription to the magazine with the statement: “Knowing what a man wants”.

You can even order life-size (!) posters of your favourite Playmates or bridge decks/playing cards (below).

In comparison to the cover of the magazine I was pretty surprised by this editorial featuring Linda Lovelace. She was an American pornographic actress made famous for her role in the hardcore 1972 movie Deep Throat. I suppose its maybe not so surprising considering her context,- I just didn’t expect ( maybe rather conservativly) the magazine to publish content with men and women together in a sex act.

The above image reminder me so much of the below, very famous painting by French artist Gustave Courbet called L’Origine du monde (“The Origin of the World”)

Above and below is the Miss February Playmate centrefold.

This below editorial campaign for a ties, “Fit to be Untied”, shows two models being tied up with three men on the double page spread and, on the other, a single page spread one women, wrists bound. The men in suits the women in half undress.

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Cover shoot:
Playboy South Africa’s October 2012 Edition

I shot Marissa’s cover editorial in mid 2012. The shoot was done over two days and in two different locations,- the one was a farm in Paarl where you’ll see the shots with her on a horse and in the hay and the second location, on a freezing cold day, was at the Noordehoek Common where we shot with another horse and on the lush grass and forested woods surrounding it.

Marissa is super beautiful which made my job easy (although I’m not all that keen to work with horses anytime soon again unless they are super well behaved).

Marissa’s shoot was part ‘a role in the hay’ and part Pocahontas-meets-cowgirl themed. I did the prop sourcing, location scouting and styling for the shoot. I had two great assistants, Sven and Cara, and Marissa brought her own hair and makeup artists with her from Johannesburg.

I wanted to put the actual tear-sheets/mag layout in here as well but can’t currently get hold of my copy of this edition as its packed far away. Might update this in a while if I remember.

Below are a bunch of behind the scenes shots from Marissa’s shoot on both days.

Below is the team that worked on the shoot with me.

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Cover shoot:
Playboy South Africa’s March 2013 Edition

The March 2013 edition of Playboy South Africa featured a nude, B&W silhouette of a woman I had photographed some years back. The magazine were considering publishing an all-black cover and I submitted this image last minute and it got used.


Below is the original image. You can find the whole story here.

The text reads:

The Story Behind Our Cover Bum

Ironically, none of our critics of our last month cover actually asked who the model was, or whether she felt exploited. In fact this woman, Karen-Suzanne Claren, in her mid-forties, mother of two, is thrilled to have her great bum gracing the cover of our March issue!  The image came about when we decided to pull the planned March cover and our official photographer, Leah Hawker, suggested a set of high contrast, discreet and near-total black images as cover option from her archive of private client shoots.  This one of Karen’s derriere we just couldn’t resist as it visually translated our message while still keeping with our statement – No Means No- and black theme.  When Karen did the original photo shoot with Leah, as a series of artistic black & white poses, it was for  completely private reasons to celebrate her femininity, feel strong and sexy again, after coming out a long dysfunctional relationship that left her with a low self image.  Asked how she feels about being on the cover, she says she is “extremely proud and empowered by this opportunity to befeatured on such a famous magazine”  Thank you, Karen!

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