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Bob Shell: Letters From Prison 2018 #2

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Photo of Marion Franklin by Bob Shell. Copyright 2018

 

 

Letters From Prison: Part 2, 2018.

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Photography and Text by Bob Shell, Copyright 2018

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Last week was really awful. Let me put this in context: I turned 71 back in December. I’ve been eligible for geriatric parole since age 65. I meet all the requirements for release under this program. In 1995 Virginia abolished parole under Republican Governor George Allen, but instituted the geriatric program so they wouldn’t appear totally heartless. On paper it sounds great, reach the age of 65 with a good institutional record and get out. But the reality is quite different. In any given year the Parole Board revokes more paroles than they grant, resulting in a net gain in the prison population. When a new head of the Parole Board was appointed last year, she said she wanted to get older inmates out to free up beds for people stuck in jails due to lack of prison beds. But we’ve seen no change. I know a number of older men here who are no danger to anyone and should be released, but are turned down over and over.

Now comes my story. I had my last parole hearing last May. I’ve waited and waited for an answer. The woman who interviewed me said, “Your numbers look good,”. and was very upbeat. So I was very surprised not to get a quick answer. But, based on her comments and attitude, I expected a positive response. So I was really upset to get a denial-after nine months! They said that I am a threat to the community! That’s ridiculous. I had my photo studio in Radford, Virginia since 1981, at three different locations in downtown. The last location on Main Street two blocks from the police department. In all those years there was never a hint of a problem. I photographed about 200 models in those years. After my arrest there was over four years until my trial. The police and prosecution tried hard to find any former models who would say a bad word about me and couldn’t find a single one. Not a one. That’s because I always treated my models with respect and professionalism. But now I’m a threat to the community?

I plan to. appeal this ridiculous decision. Wish me luck.

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About The Author: Bob Shell is a professional photographer, author and former editor in chief of Shutterbug Magazine. He is currently serving a 35 year sentence at Pocahontas State Correctional Center, Pocahontas, Virginia for involuntary manslaughter for the death of Marion Franklin, one of his former models. Mr. Shell is serving the 10th year of his sentence. To read more articles by Bob Shell, click herehttp://tonywarderotica.com/bob-shell-letters-prison-2018-1/

 

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Diary: Hannah & Heidi

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Photography and Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2018

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HANNAH & HEIDI

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I first met Hannah through the gentlemen’s club scene in Philadelphia during the late 1990’s. She was a popular adult entertainer with an exotic look and a charming demure personality.  I was shooting material at the time for a company online called MET who catered to an audience that liked soft delicate romantic pictures of young women who were natural beauties. No cosmetic surgery allowed for any model submission to the publication . Hannah was a perfect casting for MET. The bonus surprise on the day of the shoot was her childhood friend, Heidi also wanted to be photographed with Hannah, but not totally nude.  It was a typical hot and humid day in Philly that August, so I suggested to Hannah; that she take a shower conveniently located on the grounds of the property that served as a backdrop for the series. 

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To access additional Diary entries about Hannah, click herehttp://tonywarderotica.com/diary-portrait-day/

 

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Diary: Portrait of the Day

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Hannah

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Photography and Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2018

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HANNAH

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Hannah and I go back a long way.  The first time I photographed her was in 2003 when she was just 20 years old.  This picture was taken several years later in 2006 after she was almost killed in a horrible car accident on her way to work.  Hannah was one of the most beloved adult entertainers in the Philadelphia area during those days. Over time she recovered  but never fully returned to the adult stage. She agreed to sit for this portrait to commemorate her recovery during a most difficult time.  

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To access additional Diary entries, click herehttp://tonywarderotica.com/diary-cathy-jean/

 

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Objects of Art: Dressed/Undressed. From the book of Tableaux Vivants.

Objects of Art: Dressed/Undressed. From the book of Tableaux Vivants.

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Tableaux Vivants by Tony Ward, Copyright 2017.

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To see additional Tableaux Vivants by Tony Ward that will be on exhibit at Fikki Beach in Hamburg on December 16, 2017, click herehttp://tonyward.com/early-work/tableaux-vivants-1993-2000/

 

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