This is a fairly known photographer I found several years ago in a compilation edited by Taschen, unfortunately I never took note of the name and now, after hours of googling, I cannot find it. The photo, indeed a hand-colored-photograph, depicts a seminude male walking towards the observer wearing what seems an ape mask or a deformed version of a human face. Another feature I remember of this photographer is a tendency to work with tattooed people as well as representation of circus and freak-shows.

Based on style, my first hint was that the author of the photographs was Jan Saudek, but I cannot find the mentioned photo in his catalogue. Any idea of who might be the author or the name of that photo?

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  • \$\begingroup\$ Bit of a stab in the dark but it does sound like something between Wolfgang Tillmans and Nobuyoshi Araki \$\endgroup\$
    – lharby
    Jun 6, 2016 at 15:07
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Stan That needs to be an answer so we can upvote it. \$\endgroup\$
    – Michael C
    Jun 7, 2016 at 7:10
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Stan Unfortunately I don't have the photo (otherwise I've done what you suggest ages ago). \$\endgroup\$
    – je_b
    Jun 7, 2016 at 8:17

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If you have the photo, you might be able to use "tineye.com" to track down various instances where it appears on the Internet (World Wide Web).

Possibly, there will be one or more instances with necessary authorship information included.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Unfortunately I don't have the photo (otherwise I've done what you suggest ages ago). \$\endgroup\$
    – je_b
    Jun 7, 2016 at 18:18
  • \$\begingroup\$ @je_b Yes. This was for others' benefit. I got your reply earlier. \$\endgroup\$
    – Stan
    Jun 7, 2016 at 22:14

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