This blog will contain my collection of the photography of Wilhelm Von Gloeden and other photographers of that era. Most of these photographs were all taken in, or near, Taormina in Sicilly in the 1890s and early1900s and have come to be regarded as pieces of classic male art.
The first posts will be of one of Von Gloeden’s favourite subjects - named Asrah. Von Gloeden photographed him over a period of about 20 years, creating a unique record of him from when he was a tiny boy, through to adulthood.
This first photo is of Asrah aged (I would guess) at about 13 to 16