From Christopher Harrity’s story for the Advocate:
If the Kennedy Center Honors were awarded to photographers of the male nude, Jim French would be up there in the balcony with the rainbow ribbon next to an assortment of other American cultural heroes. (In fact, who do we email to get that started?)
It seems hard to believe that someday there will be people who don’t know what Colt Studios represents. Google gives 25.5 million results when you type in “Colt Model.” But we have now had interns who don’t know who Judy Garland is — at least when they start here.
Jim French began as an artist and founded Colt in 1967, but came to use the camera more and more as he made his magnificent drawings, often under the name Lüger.