Belle De Jour
Sur Rodney Sur
"While living in San Francisco, I started a series of photographic portraits of artists. In 1979, I moved to New York, and continued to photograph other interesting personalities in their bathtubs (including Robert Maplethorpe in a frontal nude pose in his tub). I decided to have 8 x 10 and 16 x 20 sizes hand-printed, and include my personal notes of the shoots on the front of the large size prints. Some of the photos were recently featured in the film, "Jackie Curtis - Superstar in a Housedress". This series currently contains about 150 images. I hope you enjoy them."