11.28.2015

Don Herron - Tub Shots

Robert Mapplethorpe





Cookie Mueller





Holly Woodlawn





Charles Busch





Keith Haring





Ellen Stewart





Jackie Curtis





Victor Hugo





John Kelly



"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."