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Bettie Page in Jungleland

May 30, 2014 by annie

 

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There she stands, bespotted in leopard and staring at the camera like a cavewoman that begs us to come hither.

In the words of the NY Times, Bunny Yaeger’s photos  of “a scarcely clad Bettie Page, embodied feral sexuality and winsome naïveté all at one.” The amazing effect of Bunny’s images are that they fall somewhere between nude and naked. Nude being the Ingres‘ perfection of the human form, and naked being an unsentimental absence  of clothing. Bettie Page might not represent high art but these photos aren’t exactly porn either. Look below- Bettie has an obvious sense of ease with Bunny behind the camera- it’s the sex bomb without The Gaze.

While the entire premise of this collection, titled “Bettie Page in Jungleland”, represented a ridiculous romp through a zoo of fake natives and big cats, the resulting images are pretty fucking awesome. So R.I.P. Bunny Yaeger, who passed away this week at the age of 85. And long live the pin up!

All images by Bunny Yaeger

 

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