Category Archives: Light Table

TWE: September 2017

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TWE: SEPTEMBER 2017

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Light Table: The Philo Project

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Jennie: The Philo Project

 

 

Photography and Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2017

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THE PHILO PROJECT

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During my second year of teaching Photography classes at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, I was asked by members of  the universities Philomathean Society to lecture about my involvement in erotic photography. Founded in 1813, Philo is a student run literary society located atop College Hall in the heart of campus life.  A small group of  Philo members asked me to be photograph them in the nude as part of their learning experience regarding  this controversial genre of photographic history. The photographs were taken in the halls of the society where traditional adornments contributed to the classically composed imagery. Photographs from the series are now part of the societies records and notes.

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Paul: The Philo Project

 

 

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Night Fever: 1977 to 1979

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Night Fever: 1977 to 1979

 

Photography and Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2017

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NIGHT FEVER: 1977 to 1979

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It was the end of the 1970’s, where  I discovered an electric atmosphere at a Rochester, New York discotheque called Club 747.  The fun and excitement of this unique night club drew me back frequently to make photographs. Inside the energy and unusual décor, inspired by the interior design of a 747 jumbo jet, typified the Zeitgeist in nightclubs of the Disco era.  New York’s Studio 54, where the famous and not so famous partied until dawn epitomized this same period in time.  In 1977, the famous American actor, John Travolta introduced his Fred Astaire-like moves on the big screen in the smash hit, Saturday Night Fever.  Travolta’s ode to a neighborhood Brooklyn nightclub was represented with the same enthusiasm by the Saturday night fever of Club 747 in Rochester, New York.

The characters at Club 747 enhanced the mood. There was the African American man whose face and hands were marked by the scars of severe burns. He looked upscale in his three piece suit dancing to the rhythms of Donna Summer, The Bee Gees and the Village People. A young determined white college student with her hand in a sling was deterred from receiving her drink. She simply waited for her shot from an anonymous donor with her functional left hand outstretched, as if the drink was already received. The crowd was from all walks of life, the young and the old, the upper class and the less fortunate.  They all seemed oblivious to their differences in age, gender, race, social class, religious beliefs, political persuasion or sexual preference. As a body they were universally seduced, united and enlightened by the music and dance of this uniquely American period in time: the 1970’s.

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To access the entire Night Fever portfolio, go herehttp://tonyward.com/early-work/night-fever-1977-1979/

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Penthouse Magazine

 

Photography and Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2016

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This cover shoot for German Penthouse magazine was published in 1999, after I met Renata, a natural beauty, German born and based in Hamburg, Germany.  Renata remained a fixture in my early erotic photography whenever I worked in Europe, appearing in several of my books and various magazine publications during that period.  To see additional pictures of Renata solo and with other women, become a member, register here:http://tonywarderotica.com/category/membership-account/

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Light Table: Picture of the Day

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Casting Calls

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Photography and Text by Tony Ward, Copyright 2016

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This picture is part of series called “Casting Calls” produced between the years 1994 and 1995.  Models frequently stopped by the studio to be cast for a variety of erotic shoots I was planning at the time including my first book, Obsessions. To order a copy of Obsessions, go herehttp://tonywarderotica.com/shopping-cart/books-bonus-gift/

 

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