Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Bellocq Époque.













These ethereally rare and strange portraits are from this book: Storyville portraits: Photographs from the New Orleans red light district circa 1912 featuring gorgeous portraits of southern belles and ladies of the night by EJ Bellocq.  You may remember the name Bellocq from the infamous classic film "Pretty Baby" by Louis Malle (vale a pena), starring the young Brook Shields.  The photographer in the film was loosely based on the real EJ Bellocq.  There is also a documentary called Storyville by Al Rose that features the story behind the scenes (you can check it out on netflix instant).



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