Bid to win Girls of Kiss by Arny Freytag for Playboy Legacy Collection!
Artist: Arny Freytag
Title: Girls of Kiss
Year created: Published: January 1999
Medium: Exhibition Fiber Photo Paper
Edition: Open Edition
Height (inches): 36
Width (inches): 30
This piece is unframed.
Description of piece:
This is an image of the rock group, "Kiss” featuring Gene Simmons, an Israeli-American musician, singer, songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur, actor and television personality., Petra Verkaik, Glan Gold, Jill St. Marks, Jennifer Leary and Stacy Bishop. The Playboy Legacy Collection features 48 museum quality images dating back to the inception of Playboy Magazine in December 1953 with the inaugural edition featuring a Marilyn Monroe. Each of the 48 images was hand selection by Playboy founder Hugh Hefner and International Images CEO Norman Solomon for its iconic place in history and eternal beaty. The collection was originally produced by International Images in 2007
Arny Freytag is an American photographer who specializes in glamour photography. He began working for Playboy magazine in 1976. At one time he was one of two photographers who Hugh Hefner chose to produce the Playboy centerfold photographs. He grew up in Chicago and graduated from the Chicago Academy of Fine Arts in 1970, and Brooks Institute of Photography, California. After an initial period as an apprentice at Playboy Magazine , he joined famous photographers, Mario Casilli, Richard Fegley and Ken Marcus as the principal photographers at Playboy's California studio. Freytag specialized in the use of elaborate lighting setups, often using dozens of flash heads and became proficient with the 4”x5” view camera, replacing Playboy’s very large 8"x10” view camera that used massive strobe (electronic flash) light needed to expose that large a sheet of film. After Playboy abandoned film and moved to digital cameras, Freytag continued to create images using up to fifty flash heads, each light meticulously placed and targeted to illuminate a small area of the photo. He likens his technique to that of a painter, using each light as his brush strokes, selectively illuminating each area as he incrementally builds the final image. Freytag no longer works for Playboy. His last centerfold shoot was of Playmate Amanda Streich, Miss December 2012.
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