Skip to comments.Garry Gross Is Dead at 73; Photographer of Clothes and Their Absence
Posted on 12/07/2010 10:41:39 AM PST by Borges
Garry Gross, a fashion photographer for 30 years who was best known for controversial photos of an unclothed 10-year-old Brooke Shields, died on Nov. 30 at his home in Manhattan. Mr. Gross, who in recent years had focused his cameras on dogs, was 73.
He died of natural causes, his sister, Linda Gross, said.
In 1975, before Ms. Shields became known as a child actress, her mother, Teri, signed a contract allowing Mr. Gross to take a series of photos of Brooke, in thick makeup and bejeweled, sitting and standing in a steaming, opulently decorated bathtub.
Mother and daughter received a total of $450 for the shoot.
Within a few years Ms. Shields had become a star with her equally controversial appearance as a pre-teenage prostitute in the 1978 film Pretty Baby. And when she was 17, she tried to block any further sale of the photos, contending that they were an invasion of her privacy and caused her embarrassment.
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Kiddie Porn at the tine, now its all the rage
A parent takes pictures of their own children nude because it's cute,and are arrested after the photo lab calls the police!
Why the difference?
“Why the difference?”
Artistic recognition is one difference. Gotta keep control of the media and the cash flow, Ya Know?
Artists gotta eat too. And, that is harder every day, as Everyman and Everywoman increasingly have access to electronic cameras and cheap color printing.
“Why the difference?”
What sane person can understand the mind of a Liberal?
Naming this "Photographer of Clothes and Their Absence" has got to win the Spin of the Week award.
Today is December 7th. In Memorium, the New York Times should publish a story entitled: "Japan, Explorer's of Hawaiian Military Bases and Their Absence."
There, fixed that for you.
By the way, I was thinking of parents taking the baby on the rug or bathtub picture ,not a ten-year old in make-up.
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