Early photographers such as Lon in New York were being prosecuted if their pictures showed a glimpse of pubic hair peeking over a posing strap.
The Man Who Changed Male Erotica Forever
That everyone today sees it as pornography is unfortunate.
Two years later, he was honourably discharged and moved to New York, where he began working as a fashion illustrator.
We have always considered the male nude a high subject for art. The male nude is an erotic image, while the female nude is considered an artistic image but that is a new idea.