Olga Spolarics (1896 – 1969)

Olga Solaris (1896-1969) together with her husband Adjoran Wlassics (1893-1946) started their photo studio (Manassé Studio) in 1920, shortly after they got married.

They used retouching techniques to create surreal and noir images. This special atmosphere does apply perfectly in terms of fetish related photos, built together in a special collection one could almost conclude Manassé was involved in fetish photography. The collections are connected to themes like: Fetish in Fashion, Lingerie, Stockings, Smoking. Interesting for example is the album Objectivism, woman reduced into small objects and handled by (mostly) male persons, so you can see a female caught in a bird cage, or a female being thrown into a cup of tea.

A little more about this couple and their photo studio(s). Manassé studio was run at first under the name Wlassic but this was changed into Manassé real soon. In 1935 they started a second atelier in Bukarest with the name WOG (Wlassics/Olga/Geschke), and a third atelier in Berlin.
Around 1938 they sold their business to Josef Cebin. Ajordan died in 1947 and Olga opened a new atelier under her husbands name in Vienna. She got married again with photographer Hans Rothen, who was running a photostudio in Baden. Olga died in 1969 in Vienna.

Olga Spolarics

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