"Aw, he just stole from me. But I steal from everybody. Why, I’m the biggest song stealer there ever was."
Photographers and models alike, consciously or sub-consciously, invariably "steal" from the images that they've seen. And in this world of social and mass media, a near-infinite number of images are invariably seen. In this series, images of models that I've taken are superimposed on mosaics of appropriated images from the covers of a number of 1950s -1970s Pulps.
The detective Pulps of the 1950s-1970s embraced the adage that "sex sells". They wouldoften decorate their covers with pictures of buxom young women, many of whom were in the act of being rescued by an avenging hero. This was also the era of the early skin Pulps. Those had covers adorned with photos of scantily dressed models whose poses were anything but natural or even sensual by today's standards. In their day, however, those images were considered attractive, daring and risque.