Clive McLean (1944–2005) was an English photographer and an AVN Hall of Fame member best known for his work at Hustler and Barely Legal. He first met Hustler founder Larry Flynt in 1976, after working for Playboy and Penthouse. Flynt was so impressed with McLean that he doubled the salary Penthouse was paying him and brought him to the United States to begin a twenty-nine-year working relationship.
After decades in the business and having directed hundreds of seminal movies, he met and married his future collaborator, model and makeup artist Erica in 1994. Together, they created and produced the "Barely Legal" and "Hot Showers" franchises through Hustler. Clive McLean was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame in 2001. He received the "Best Vignette" Award at the 2004 AVN Award. That same year, American Movie Classics aired "The AMC Project: I Want to Be Clive McClean."
In 2005, McLean succumbed to a battle with cancer at the age of 60. According to Flynt:
I'll always remember Clive for being there in the very beginning, virtually when we
started. He's just as much a part of Hustler as a I am, in a sense. He's made a phenomenal
contribution over the years not just to Hustler and Barely Legal, but also to our video
lines. So we're going to miss him a great deal. Hustler founder Larry Flynt told
Erica McLean went on to direct over 40 of the titles in the Barely Legal franchise and ultimately created her own with the 2011 "Flying Pink Pig" food truck parody series, which garnered national headlines.
A professional photographer, Dave Edwards started covering mainstream Hollywood events at age 18. He discovered adult industry events were largely ignored by the mainstream media and gravitated toward them. For over a decade Edwards was sought after by the XXX industry covering strip club appearances, film sets, conventions, award shows and private shoots with the biggest names in the industry. His contributions can be found in most men's magazines around the world. Now for the first time, this special collection of Dave Edwards’ private original negatives are being made available to collectors.
Jean-Joel Lawrence, photographer / owner Serenity Lawrence Studios has been in the industry for over 40 years working with both Hollywood celebrities and beautiful women. He's also a world traveler / anthropologist and has donated his time to producing documentaries on near extinct species of primates in their everyday fight for survival.
The name J. Stephen Hicks is synonymous with quality and excellence in the field of photography. He studied at Colorado University before attending Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara. Hicks worked at Playboy and studied the likes of Phillip Dixon, Richard Fegley, Ken Marcus and Arny Freytag. He has said they were his greatest influences as they were truly great technicians, directors, and producers of fine erotic pictures.
A master of capturing the female form, his peers have said there is no one alive who can harness
natural light the way Stephen can. Hicks states,
I think to create quality erotic images
you must synthesize numerous elements. The make-up, the lighting, the model's expression,
pose and body language, the setting, and design are all such important pieces of each
single image. J. Stephen Hicks is a true pioneer in the field of erotic
photography. His passion is undeniable.
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Suze Randall is widely acknowledged as one of the world’s leading erotic photographers, for over thirty years Suze Randall had been creating brilliant, stylish portraits that glorify the sensuality of her models, work that was praised by the late Helmut Newton who also photographed her. Suze attributes her famous “bedside manner” to her training as a nurse at London’s prestigious St. George’s hospital where she qualified both as a RN and a midwife. Forsaking nursing in the late 1960’s for nude and later fashion modeling, she attracted press attention with her edgy, erotic portraits of her fellow models which included supermodel Jerry Hall. In 1975 Playboy’s Hugh Hefner was so struck by her photographs of a lovely Norwegian model that he flew both model and photographer to Los Angeles.
For the next two years Suze worked as a staff photographer for Playboy under the supervision of
the magazine’s brilliant West Coast editor Marilyn Grabowski.
AShe was tough and
demanding, Suze recalls,
Abut since I was the only female photographer on
staff she took me under her wing and influenced my sense of style as far as costume and
sets were concerned. Because Suze was the life of the party, she was on the
Playboy Mansion West’s “gang list” where she was known at “the flasher” due to her provocative
dancing. In 1977 Dell published her tell-all memoirs, written with her husband Humphry Knipe,
which included the two years they partied at the Playboy Mansion.
Although I told Hef’s social secretary what we were doing she didn’t take it seriously –
I was just another air head with inflated ideas, Suze recalls. But when Hefner
saw the book excerpted in England’s gossipy News of the World newspaper, he hit the roof. But he
didn’t have her frog marched out of the mansion until Larry Flynt published a self portrait of
her in Hustler headlined
Playboy photographer shows pink.
We felt like
Adam and Eve thrown out of Paradise, Suze recalls.
Luckily, shortly before
my fall from grace, I found Larry Flynt sitting alone and ignored at the Mansion’s outside
bar. He commissioned me to do a self-portrait layout (I had already shot myself for
Playboy) and published it with the cover line ‘Playboy Photographer Shows Pink’. This got
Hef even madder at me than writing the book and he now also banned me from shooting for
Playboy. Larry Flynt immediately signed Suze up as a Hustler staff photographer.
Her two-year stint there (1977-1979) was another early influence on her work. She attributes the
vividness and clarity that are such outstanding features of her photographic technique to her
years in “boot camp” as she refers to her Hustler years.
Larry wouldn’t allow any of his
photographers to shoot with diffusion, he wanted the viewer to see every pore in the
model’s skin. That made it a challenge to hide flaws that almost every girl has. I had to
learn how to do it with posing and lighting.”
Suze then went on to work freelance for top adult magazines such as Penthouse. Bob Guccione, founder of Penthouse, gave photographers the artistic freedom to shoot whatever they wanted. In Suze’s case, that meant erotic women in beautiful settings. Suze has appeared on numerous radio and television shows including Tom Snyder (USA), Terry Wogan (Britain), Mike Walsh (Australia), MNET (South Africa), and Warren Olney (KCRW Los Angeles), the E! Channel, Britain’s Channel 5 and the Arts & Entertainment Channel. Her Eye On LA interview was one of ABC’s most frequently rerun segments. She has been profiled in Vanity Fair, and the prestigious photographers’ trade magazine Photo District News. On February 8, 2004 she appeared (with photograph) in the New York Times business section. She is featured introducing the first segment of the HBO series Pornucopia.
Since 1972 Earl Miller has set the standard in glamour photographyby which all others are measured. For the past fifty years hehas achieved the status as the most published photographer inthe history of PENTHOUSE magazine. In 2001 he was inducted into the AVN Hall of Fame and in 2012 his website earlmiller.com won 2 major AVN awards: BEST PHOTOGRAPHY WEBSITE, and the most important video award BEST WEB PREMIERE for "EARL MILLER'S PICTURES AT AN EXXXHIBITION".
On the cutting edge of helping to establish PENTHOUSE magazineas the world’s leading men’s publication, Earl Miller has conceived, created and designed many unique one-of-a-kind and first-of-a-kind layouts which have inspired millions of readers. In the words of PENTHOUSE Founder/Publisher Bob Guccione, “Miller has not only mastered but transcended his medium. His best work celebrates the complex and enduring quality of a woman’s beauty. His vision is both elegant and sympathetic”.
While Earl Miller’s unique brand of erotic photography has earned him worldwide acclaim, he has also created award winning images in architectural, fashion and advertising photography. Miller's favorite job was to work with the iconic Cher for 4 years in the early 70's as the official photographer of the SONNY AND CHER SHOW. The countless famous subjects who have come to life through Miller’s lens range from legendary film stars Edward G. Robinson to Joan Collins, Roseanne, Nick Nolte, Steven Spielberg and many others, as well as Michael Jackson, Bob Hope and Ernest Borgnine.
Other credits include photographing a beauty book for publisher Simon and Schuster and a book on the 40 greatest minds in the computer industry, major national advertising campaigns for Bugle Boy, Cavaricci, Miller Lite Beer and Hilton International Hotels. Among many print and broadcast media appearances, Miller has been a principle guest on THE HOWARD STERN SHOW. And the main featured photographer in a 90 minute special on VH1 entitled "CENTERFOLD BABYLON".
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Ken Marcus is America's Most Famous Erotic Photographer
For over 50 years Ken Marcus' Award-Winning Photography has been featured in Playboy, Penthouse, Hustler, Taboo, Muscle & Fitness, Secret, and Marquis Magazines. Recognized Worldwide as a Master of Erotica, Ken Marcus’ work appears in Museums, Galleries, Magazines, Books, Calendars, and Album Covers. In addition to his Glamorous Erotica and Fine-Art Nudes, Ken has produced thousands of national advertisements, celebrity posters, calendars and album covers, for editorial, commercial, and entertainment clients. His most notable subjects include Playboy Playmates, Penthouse Pets, Celebrities, Actors, Models, and Famous Musicians.
For over 25 years, Ken Marcus conducted Glamour and Nude Photography Workshops, Seminars and Lectures. He Mentored, Lectured and Instructed thousands of photographers across the US, Europe, Australia, Asia, and South America in the Professional Techniques of Glamour and Fine-Art Photography. Ken has recently released Exclusive Images from his Studio Archives (containing more than 60 years of his personal photography) to Fantasy Photo Auctions. For the first time ever, Ken Marcus' Original Slides, Polaroids, and Prints are available to his expanding audience of discerning collectors.
Photographer and artist Dick Zimmerman is world renowned for his paintings and photography.
Zimmerman arrived in Los Angeles in 1975 originated the usage of high profile celebrities as models on high fashion magazine covers. His famous portrait of Michael Jackson for the famed Thriller album is still, owing to the album's record sales numbers, the most widely distributed portrait and photograph in history. Zimmerman's array of famous clients have included over 1000 celebrities and icons such as Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman, John Travolta, Kelly Preston, Priscilla Presley, Lisa Marie Presley, Jane Seymour, Tom Selleck, Farrah Fawcett, Jane Fonda, Heather Locklear, Paul Newman, Dolly Parton, Bob Hope, Robin Williams, Aaron Spelling, Arnold Schwarzenegger, and Desmond Tutu.
These original Dick Zimmerman slides, negatives and transparencies are now being made available for the first time here on Fantasy Photo Auctions.