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Bunny Yeager's Darkroom: Pin-up Photography's Golden Era Hardcover – September 11, 2012
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“You Have To Own…Bunny Yeager’s Darkroom, a seductive look at the 50-year career of Bunny Yeager, from pin-up model to photographer and designer. She was never bound by a style; she experimented with lighting, depth of field, and story telling seamlessly. Creatively, and perhaps courageously, this is how she made a name for herself in an industry overflowing with men, and almost explicitly for men: the world of pin-up photos. What’s better is that on top of being a photographer Bunny Yeager was also a talented writer, and her essays and instructions on photography are included. With old-fashioned courtesy and the patient grammatical correctness of a school teacher, Bunny’s musings on how to take photos come across as a motivational speech to love yourself, or at least work with what you’ve been given.” –American Standard Time
"...drops you right behind the camera and features over 100 photos for you to drool over." –Coolmaterial.com
"Legendary for her brilliance in capturing the essential sexuality of women, Yeager’s models, including the equally famed Bettie Page, fill the pages..." –Sun Post
“...includes many images from the longtime Miami resident's personal archive, including iconic shots of the legendary Bettie Page and many previously unpublished images. And she hasn't stopped creating" –southflorida.com
"Bunny Yeager's Darkroom is about master photographer and pioneer Bunny Yeager, but it also happens to be the best book ever published about Bettie Page and the best collection of original photographs ever seen of the model. If you are one of the millions interested in Bettie Page, buy this book." –Vintage Sleaze
"...a new collection of more than 250 photographs curated by author and cultural historian Petra Mason that includes iconic shots of Bettie Page, whom Yeager is credited with discovering, and many previously unpublished images including Yeager self-portraits." –Huffington Post
"This book of classic pin-up photos is the ideal gift" –Baltimore City Paper
"....glimpse into the icons and outtakes of pin-up photography’s golden era, including chapters on Yaeger’s early self-portraits, classic American cheesecake and, of course, star subject Bettie Page." –National Post
"...utterly evocative of its time, and rather innocent.." –Palm Beach Post
About the Author
Petra Mason is a cultural historian and creative director whose East Coast-centric book credits include: Last Train to Paradise: Centennial edition, South Beach Stories, The Carlyle, In the Spirit of Miami Beach and New York. Photographic installations include: The Glass House Icon Project.
Top Customer Reviews
given Taschen a real sprint for their money. Every page chock full of nicely chosen
glamour photographs shot by a master(mistress?) of the art form. Given time, it's taken
the better part of a century for her work to be pulled from the publishing ghetto, into
the light of day. This book, and Yaeger's last, on Bette Page, belong on the shelf of anyone
with more than a casual interest in the history and evolution of the American Pin Up.
Call it cheesecake or what you will, it's beyond the time to pull it, and it's champions,
out of that crowded closet.You should know that it contains some nudity. You should
also know that it is one of the best books of its kind.
This is a fantastic large-format book and unlike a lot of books in this genre, the printing quality is superb and the paper quality is fantastic - buy it, you'll have no regrets.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Excellent book in fabulous condition. The only problem was the length of time it took to get here (about 10 days after you requested this review) but it was worth the wait.Published 24 days ago by Amazon Customer
Beautiful coffee table book about an amazing woman photographer. I highly recommend it!Published 8 months ago by Sandy Boyer
Ooh la la! The photos are scintillating and technically proficient, but I was hoping for some more explicit tips on how to mimic this genre of photography.Published 15 months ago by Tino Fuoco
Excellent photography! Bettie Page was one of the most sexy, but down to earth woman of the 20th century and Bunny Yeager captured her perfectly? RIP Bettie!Published 17 months ago by Drew
Bunny was a trailblazer female photographer and this is an excellent record of her work. Among all of her many female models, Bettie Page was the best, & there are a good number of... Read morePublished on January 19, 2014 by Keith L.
If you are a fan of Bunny and Bettie this book is a must have for your collection. Great quality black and white images with a few color!!! Read morePublished on October 31, 2013 by DON ELMORE
This has to be the definitive book on the history of pin up photography and perhaps its most famous practitioner. Read morePublished on March 4, 2013 by AdeA