cowboy kate.

When photographer Sam Haskins first published his book Cowboy Kate & Other Stories in 1964, it was groundbreaking…thanks to his skilled use of the black and white medium and the subtly erotic peekaboo nudity. I’m still blown away by the cinematic storytelling and the model’s innocent beauty.

Recently this book was re-issued with digitally restored plates and new, previously unreleased photos. While the original has been sold out for decades (selling for crazy prices on the rare book circuit), the reissue is totally affordable and available on Amazon…so I might add this to my Christmas wish list. I’m trying to imagine my mom wrapping this up for me…and suddenly I’m rethinking the idea because it might confuse her. Why is her 31 year-old daughter interested in naked girl photos? Hmmm….I might have to buy this for myself.

Some of my favorite shots below…

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