Elmer Batters. From the tip of the toes to the top of the hose
The grand master of beauty below the knee
Elmer Batters (1919-1997) was the grand master
of leg and foot art. While others preferred the thrill of an inviting
cleavage, the maestro’s eye was on lower things—trim calves, the arch of
a foot, the well-made lines of toes and heels. He chose his models with
these criteria in mind—and with the obsessiveness of a Zen artist spent
his lifetime looking for the perfect leg. Batters started out
publishing his photos himself, but from the late ’60s onwards the field
was his, and he was the star house photographer of magazines such as Leg-O-Rama, Nylon Doubletake and Black Silk Stockings, to name but a few. This book pays homage to Batters’s great obsession with legs, feet, and toes.
edition’s special Panic Cover is reversible to a realistic-looking
academic book to keep the real contents hidden from your annoying boss
or even help you impress an attractive onlooker!!!
The editor: Eric Krolledited several titles for TASCHEN including Natacha Merritt’s Digital Diaries and The Wonderful World of Bill Ward. His photography was the subject of TASCHEN’s Fetish Girls and Beauty Parade.