Tuesday, December 11, 2012
I'm going to be really embarrassed if someone leaves a comment identifying this lady as their mother, but I'm sorry, I think this is a picture of a man. That jaw line, those bushy eyebrows. And the hair...well, it looks like it might be a wig to me.
I spent decades working in photo labs. I printed many an amateur pin-up, naked wives and girlfriends, the occasional naked man, and yes, pictures of people having sex. But by far and away, the most common "private" subject, was men dressed as woman. Many were fairly obvious; some were so good, I only knew because I was told. And, obviously, there were probably some that I didn't know about at all.
There are still plenty of conventional photo labs around, as well as a growing number of labs that specialize in digital photography. Fair warning! Photo lab workers collect favorite pictures. Ladies, if you went to a lab to have that special photo printed up for your boyfriend, more than likely it was taped up on a dark room wall. I knew one guy who had albums full of pictures of nude and scantily clad women. And yes, there are collections of guys in dresses that will, one day, end up on EBay.