14 November 2010
Mirror of Venus by Wingate Paine 1967
Wingate Paine was born in 1915, Massachusetts, Boston. He had an unusual career path before he became a photographer. He started as a Marine captain, and then wine connoisseur, a yoga devotee and sometimes Buddhist teacher. After all this, In 1967, he published a book called Mirror of Venus. He used his friends and girlfriends for models, and they are so beautiful, fresh and lively. Text is by Françoise Sagan and Federico Fellini, and translated into several different languages and published all over the world. After Paine published the book, he threw away and burnt all the negatives and became a sculptor.