by Sad Man’s Tongue, Photography by Chas Ray Krider
“Can desire, the anticipation of pleasure, ever truly be photographed? No one has done it as well as Chas Ray Krider, and no one has equaled his blend of salaciousness and subtlety.”—Esparbec, writer, Paris
Photographer? Model? Photographer? Model? Photographer? Model? You could ask that question a hundred times or argue it just as much and probably not get anywhere. Is it the photographer or the model that makes the shot. Does the model make the photographer, or does the photographer make the model. In this case we say photographer all the way and it’s the photography of Chas Ray Krider who seems to create a world right from a vintage pulp fiction novel or film noir hotel scene, and then throws it in your face.
We have seen a lot of photos of legs, but we have never quite seen work like this. We have seen a lot of photos of Dita Von Teese, but also not quite like this. We almost felt like voyeurs looking through the motel window wondering if we should scram or try to catch another glimpse. We took the second glimpse. The photos are from a book aptly named Motel Fetish which by the way recently had its second edition published by Taschen Books.
I think a little Duane Eddy’s “Peter Gunn” would do well here while viewing the below photos.