• Kurt Krueger: Glamour and Nudes

    Photo: Kurt Krueger

    Photo: Kurt Krueger

    Red Square

    Posted on February 12, 2013 by Kurt Krueger

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    ……….I’ve been a professional photographer for 45 years. I attended Art Center College Of Design in Los Angeles and Pasadena (the school moved during my tenure). While living in Los Angeles, I specialized in fashion, advertising, record covers and fine art nudes. I later moved to NYC where I operated a studio for 7 years – again specializing in fashion, advertising and fine art nudes.

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    Photo: Kurt Krueger

    Photo: Kurt Krueger

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    But then I added comedy to the mix of glamour and nudes – and things took off. That led me to start a greeting card company called Brazen Images in 1981 which specialized in adult humorous greeting cards. The company went through the roof for me. They started out modestly in nature but became more explicit as the years (and customer demands) went on.

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    Photo: Kurt Krueger

    Photo: Kurt Krueger

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    Then the tides turned. Political attitudes towards the cards changed. The country became more conservative. We had to put up with Reagan (with his Moral Majority) and Bush Part 1 and Part 2 (with all of their Born Again nonsense). Alternative greeting card stores went out of business 10 and 20 at a time – per MONTH. And the internet eventually killed the demand altogether due to email and e-cards. I closed Brazen Images in 2006. It ran exactly 25 years. From December 1981 to December 2006. But I continue with that portfolio nonetheless.

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    Photo: Kurt Krueger

    Photo: Kurt Krueger

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    Photo: Kurt Krueger

    Photo: Kurt Krueger

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    Photo: Kurt Krueger

    Photo: Kurt Krueger

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    Kurt Krueger

    Kurt Krueger

    Red Square

    Photography by Kurt Krueger, Copyright 2013

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    Editor’s Note: Kurt Krueger is currently based in Cape Coral, Florida