Steranko on Karen Hafter
I've talked a bit here on the Snake about the cultural worth of Playboy magazine, and of course, Steranko is a hero of mine and his work a recurring theme. So when the two are combined, it's a given that you can see it here.
It will come as a surprise to no one that Steranko was a keyholder to the New York Club back when that really meant something, when true adults walked around in America and knew how to swing it. Before infantile Girls Gone Wild style trash became what we consider material for mature audiences.
If you had to describe Miss December in one word, that word could be smoulder. There's something that feels sort of mystical about a woman with such dark hair and eyebrows, like she's casting a gypsy spell. It's not hard to see why she would leave an impression on anybody, but her almost hypnotic brand of beauty isn't unlike the kind Steranko imbued in some of his creations.
You can find the blurb above in this month's Playboy, still on the newstands and minus the censored bits. The nice, clear scan of the page came from Tony Robertson, whose Drawing Of Steranko Website is the ultimate resource on it's subject.
And of course, here's more pictures of Karen Hafter (NSFW)
Posted by Rocko Jerome at 11/02/2011