Diana Slip, a French lingerie company from the 1930’s owned by Léon Vidal. To say that they were a “lingerie company” is actually a bit loose . To be clearer, it was more like part of a erotica-supply conglomerate that made and sold fetish wear, condoms, erotic books and photography, and established the Librarie de la Lune (which I’m assuming is a pornographic reading room, but I haven’t been able to find concrete information on that.) They also produced a series of illustrated catalogues/magazines (including Lingerie Libertines and The Paris Magazine) with excellent fine art photographers such as Brassai, Jean Moral and Roger Schall.
photo and info from here
Ljubomir Šimunić, Tajni život beogradske periferije Filmovi i fotografije 1973-2012 [Secret life of Belgrade suburbia Films and photographs 1973-2012]
exhibition currently on view at Salon of the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Belgrade
taken with instagram
some forgoten faves….
[previously on bits&bites here]
Sanne Sannes was a tripped-out fashion art photographer who lived his short life hard and fast. After almost four decades of obscurity, a unique collection from the oeuvre of the Dutch photographer Sanne Sannes (1937-1967) comes to light again.
Sannes, during his brief photographic career in the sixties, became renown for his taste for the erotic, his fascination with women and seduction. His imagery recalls the atmosphere of the sixties, which acted as an impulse both for his models and for his own talent in photography.