One thing is certain The world of gay adult entertainment would not be what it is today without Jim French, the founder of the legendary COLT Studio The multi faced styles of his movies and photo works influenced many directors and photographers Jim French Diaries illuminates the many faces of COLT Studio not only with a wide range of photos but also with a lot of informative interviews revealing the exciting history behind the label....
|Title||:||Jim French Diaries|
|Publisher||:||Bruno Gmuender October 20, 2011|
|Number of Pages||:||336 pages|
|File Size||:||668 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Jim French Diaries Reviews
JIM FRENCH DIARIES is a stunning book, and a welcome addition to the library of anyone who not only enjoys male nude photography, but -- perhaps more important -- wants to understand its genesis and evolution. Although the work in this book is uniquely Jim French's, much of the credit for this handsome volume must go to Robert Mainardi, who labored over this project for many years before it finally came to fruition. Like Mainardi's other contributions to our photographic and cultural heritage (STRONGMAN and THE NAKED HEARTLAND come immediately to mind), JIM FRENCH DIARIES was a true labor of love for Mainardi, and it shows in every respect -- the care with which the images were selected; the truly illuminating text; the beautiful packaging and production; and the sheer size and heft of this book. All those attributes are combined in an attempt to do justice to one of the most important photographers of our time.
This book is the best! As I have previously mentioned in reviews, Colt studios has had fantastic photographers over the years and Jim French has always been my favorite for taking sexy but not necessary provocative photos of men in great shape and blessed with great features physically speaking. Out of all my photo/tabletop style books, and I do have closing in on 75, this is my all time favorite.
....wow! Not only absolutely beautiful men but a unique insight on Jim French and the whole "nude male" photo world and it's background from the sixties. No one will be disappointed with this purchase!
Christmas gift for friend who is a photographer and art professor.
Awesome book and complete. A great deal of effort went into the preparation of this book. Definitely recommend!
The selected images are different than the usual, but are definitely not rejects. The text is fascinating and illuminating. Beautifully printed and edited. I liked it so much I immediately bought another copy for a friend. Highly recommended! If you ever wanted to know what went on behind the scenes at Colt, this is for you.
Jim French is an incredible photographer/artist of the male form. This book is chock full of erotic male photographs. Jim is an amazing talent. What a wonderful collection of masculinity.
This book is really informative. The pictures are great. My favorite model was John Pruitt.