Bunny Yeager, photographer behind the rise of Bettie Page, and the popularity of the Bikini, died yesterday aged 85.
Bunny was a model turned pin-up photographer, influencing other artists such as Cindy Sherman, who read Yeager’s guides on photographing nudes and making self-portraits, her agent Ed Christin said.
“They all wanted to model for me because they knew that I wouldn’t take advantage of them,” Yeager told The Associated Press during a 2013 interview. “And I wouldn’t push them to do nude if they didn’t want to do nudes. It wasn’t a day when nude photography was prevalent.”
Here are some of her photographs including Marilyn Monroe & Betty Page.
Read more at The Guardian.
Via: Laid Bare