Charles-François is a minor artist but he was very well known to generations of initiates, rascals who could appreciate his numerous photos of constrained naked women.
“The cyanotype technique, easy to use for an amateur, gives a deep and almost pictorial blue to his photographs. These pictures, discreetly taken, are depictions of naked women, tied up, tied up or suspended” article wikipedia
It represents a major facet in the history of the cyanotype, clandestine prints, the beginnings of erotic photography.
The simplicity of this home-made process allows one to make one’s own prints, without going through laboratories, and it is notably thanks to this privacy that cyanotype prints have lasted long after the advent of silver and ready-to-photographs.
LINKS ON THE INTERNET
– on Wikipedia Charles-François Jeandel
– a part of his erotic works is shown on the RMN website, la Réunion des Musées Nationaux.