Jacques Biederer

Ostra Studio was a photography studio in Paris that was well-known in the 1930s for producing high-quality erotic pictures of nudes and fetishistic scenes of bondage, whipping, and spanking. The studio was an offshoot of the equally famous Biederer Studio founded by Jacques (1887 – 1942) & Charles Biederer (1892 – 1942) in 1908. The Biederer Studio…

Yva Richard

Yva Richard was a company created by L. Richard and Nativa Richard. Yva Richard was one of the very first fetish producers around 1930. The company started in 1913 and closed down in 1943, they were stored at Studio 9 at the Rue Pillet-Will in Paris. They began in 1914 selling costumes, women’s hats, shoes,…

Olga Spolarics

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…

Grundworth Studio (1890 till 1930)

Eventhough some photographers dared to openly publish erotic works (like Ostra Studio, Albert Arthur Allen, Alfred Noyer) the more risque photographed were distributed under pseudonyms, or published via a commercial studio. The photographs that were published via the name Grundworth seem to be more daring then others (although Ostra Studio managed to deal with many…

Jean Agelou (1878 – 1921)

Jean was born in 1878 in Alexandria (Egypt) and died in 1921 in Gien (Loiret) Jean’s business was started with selling stereoviews and soon he evolved to selling postcards, which was a great moment for him to step into since postcards were becoming very popular, especially nude photographs. He worked together with his brother Georges…

Diana Slip Lingerie

1920 – 1940 This French lingerie company from around 1930 was owned by Léon Vidal, and seemed to have been started by Yva Richard who sold his company to Diana Slip in 1920 (since he wanted to focus on his photography more). The company however was much more then just a lingerie company. They made…