- Format: 120mm Slide Transparency + 8x6 Silver Gelatin Print
- Model: Lesley Harrison
- Photographer: Bob Guccione
- Year: 1972
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About Lesley Harrison
Only for 23-year-old Lesley Harrison, a long time lover of city life, holds that pollution is the evil but inevitable product of convenient living. Leslie resourcefully resided just a few paces from the London Penthouse Club, where the daily arrival of her shapely configuration is convincing evidence that an urban existence has some healthy aspects. She was one of several Pets who gave club members the opportunity to meet and converse with their center-page favorites, often autographing magazines to lend their photographic appearance a personal touch.
About Bob Guccione
In 1965, Bob Guccione, a struggling artist with an entrepreneurial imagination, started a magazine called Penthouse. Due to his lack of resources, Guccione personally photographed most of the models for the magazine's early issues. He spent long hours, and sometimes, several days, to complete a photo shoot. Although he had no professional training, Guccione applied his knowledge of painting to his photography, establishing the diffused, soft focus look that would become one of the trademarks of the magazine's pictorials. These images offered more sexually explicit content than other gentleman's magazines of the era, establishing Penthouse as a well known name amongst its competitors.
Although Bob Guccione's formal training amounts to a one-month stint at the Art Students League, his entire life has revolved around the art world since the age of 5, when his aunt gave him a book of impressionist reproduction. As a young man living in Europe and North Africa, he furthered his artistic pursuits by painting and sketching for over 20 years. His sense of light, form, and movement can be attributed to the past 30 years he has spent behind the camera lens. Finally his lifelong acquisition of old-master, impressionist and post-impressionist works has greatly influenced his use of inert color. Although he is known primarily as a businessman, and owner of GMI and its 17 publications, he states that "my greatest passion has always been art."