Forbidden Photographs [signed & numbered]. Charles Gatewood.

Forbidden Photographs [signed & numbered]

Item #5107

San Francisco: Flash Productions / Sun in Scorpio, 1981. Quarto (8 ½ x 11 in.), unpaginated, offset printed, hardbound with faux leather cover. First edition. Editioned 39 / 1000 and signed by the author/photographer. Very good with slight wear at top right corner and marking on cover.

A bizarre and rousing collection of black and white photos of sexual fetishists, tattoos, gruesome piercings, freaks, sex and S/M parties, and a tattooed fetus. Accompanying text by Charles Gatewood provides context and a narrative arc to the photos. A tour through scenes that were totally underground and off the radar when Gatewood published this edition in 1981, the book is an important historical document from the alternative and underground, with appearances from Annie Sprinkles, Marco Vassi, and Spider Webb.


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