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The French Erotic Photographer Hubert Toyot

Published on December 28th, 2016

When I went to research one of my favourite erotic photographers from the 1960s-1970s it appeared to be a no-brainer. Hubert Toyot (1932-2012) images aren’t that difficult to find online. He shot pin-ups for magazines and stills from several French erotic movies dated to the early 1970s. However, Toyot seems to have faded away into obscurity.

It is only in recent years that Toyot’s erotic mastery behind the camera is gaining new recognition. And deservedly so. Because some say that Toyot was overshadowed in his day by the much more famous erotic photographer Serge Jacques.

Which is a fair argument, I guess. Toyot shot a lot of erotic work that dates to that popular style. His pictures shows all the 1960s influences that drove Carlo Mollino in that secret project; or André Bélorgey; or Roland Carre. Some even refer to Toyot as the French Harrison Marks, a bold but not unwarranted comparison. Toyot was probably all those things and overshadowed by the lot of them.

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Jamie McCrossen Should Be Released

Published on December 8th, 2016

The incarceration of Jamie Gregory McCrossen for a quarter of a Century is an indictment on the Tasmanian prison system and the legal framework that supports indefinite sentences to prevent possible crime in the future.

Jamie has served longer in a Tasmanian prison (to prevent any chance he might commit another crime) than the average murderer would serve without bothering to apply for parole. Had he been the average convicted murderer, Jamie would have already served his sentence in full, be a free man and live without supervision. That’s the everyday reality of most murderers. Sentence, parole, release… time served. Very few murderers get Life maximum sentences in Tasmania.

But Jamie isn’t a murderer. Not even close to it. He’s been a lot of things, but not a murderer or rapist. We need to keep that in context.

The down side of the Dangerous Criminal legislation is that fundamentally Jamie’s indefinite incarceration is about the possibility of committing a future crime. It’s incarceration as some perverse prevention measure. Because Jamie threatened a witness in the very early 1990s at the age of 20 while in prison for a robbery he committed 2 years earlier.

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It’s Time to put an end to Prison Slavery

Published on October 30th, 2016

Most people don’t realise that when Abraham Lincoln pushed through the Thirteenth Amendment to the US Constitution, passed in 1865, there was one crucial exception to the end of slavery. There are still slaves in the United States of America and there will be slaves for a very long time.

The Thirteenth Amendment states that “Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude… shall exist within the United States.” But adds the exception that slavery remains legal “as a punishment for a crime.”

Even fewer people realise that September 9th was the forty-fifth anniversary of the infamous riots in Attica Prison where inmates called for the end to this slavery, for freedom of political expression and better living conditions. Those initial riots in 1971 at Attica Prison cost the lives of 29 prisoners and 10 hostages.

Yet, nearly half a century later, there are still modern slaves in the United States of America. And most Americans don’t see a problem with it.

In Australia we have the same situation (albeit without directly referring to slavery). But there is no other way to view the exploitation of human beings for profit. Whether the punishment is designed to incorporate slavery; whether it’s what we’re used to throughout our lives in this country; or, whether as long as the sun rises and the sun sets there is no sympathy and can be no sympathy for the plight of a criminal. Our society has long incorporated slavery in the penal system.

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More Articles on StevenClark.com.au

  1. Jamie McCrossen Should Be Released
  2. It’s Time to put an end to Prison Slavery
  3. Lust & Passion & the Mind of Jan Saudek
  4. The Homoerotic Photography of Tamotsu Yato
  5. The Amateur Erotic Voyeurism of Monsieur X

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My name is Steven Clark (aka nortypig) and I live in Southern Tasmania. I have an MBA (Specialisation) and a Bachelor of Computing from the University of Tasmania. I'm a photographer making pictures with film. A web developer for money. A business consultant for fun. A journalist on paper. Dreams of owning the World. Idea champion. Paradox. Life partner to Megan.

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