Way back when, we featured a photographer who shot images that looked like warm, vintage Polaroids. This week, we’re featuring a photographer who’s keeping it old school by shooting actual Polaroids, 35mm, and a super eight. The result is a thoroughly naughty set that feels like you’ve been invited into an hourly motel room for a 1970s hookup- this is a pretty distracting weekend warmup, so just promise me you’ll practice safe web browsing.
Weekend Warmup – Jonathan Leder Nude Photography
I only say this because I was rear ended by a distracted driver last week, I’m not feeling my best, and I’m even more irritable and ornery than ever. What does this have to do with Jonathan Leder’s awesome retro photography? Absolutely nothing, I suppose, but I’m doing my part and a public service by warning you all not to operate heavy machinery while looking at pretty naked ladies. Plus, when you see just how many of these racy Polaroids Leder has taken, you’ll realize there’s no time for such pedestrian distractions like driving to places or attending work.
This last one has to be one of my favorite photos of all time. It’s really not at all sexy, but I don’t care; it captures the true spirit of the real woman. The first thing we do upon getting into a hotel room is test the springs in the bed for quality assurance purposes. Being topless simply gives us a better indication, as a bra interferes with an accurate measurement of overall vertical height .
This is barely the tip of the iceberg, when it comes to the sheer volume of awesome photos Leder has lensed. Jonathan’s site has some of his favorite work, but the real gem is his blog. Like I said before, do yourself a favor and don’t distract yourselves with mundane tasks like preparing basic sustenance or spending time with loved ones… there are a lot of great photos, and quite a few videos too.