Edmund Teske


Kenneth Anger, Topanga Canyon, California, Composite (1954).

This portrait of a dashing Kenneth Anger juxtaposes the filmmaker with an engraving by Gustave Doré for Paradise Lost. Like his contemporary Emil Cadoo, photographer Edmund Teske (1911–1996) often concealed the homoerotic nature of his pictures by rendering them “artistic” through double-exposure. Teske was friends with rock group The Doors, and a number of his studies of Jim Morrison and co. are very familiar from histories of the band.

Via Bajo el Signo de Libra.


Nude, Davenport, Iowa, Composite with Leaves (1941/46).

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Emil Cadoo
The art of Robert Flynt

4 thoughts on “Edmund Teske”

  1. Ha, no coincidence! I saw your post then started searching around. (Hence the credit above.) I hadn’t come across his work before aside from the Doors photos.

  2. Thanks for posting this beautiful picture portrying my personal hero Kenneth Anger.
    A google search on Anger led me to your blog about a year ago. Since then I have been lead into “more mystery, more poetry, more eroticism, more madness, perversity, torment, pathos, grandeur and biological depth” – and enjoyed every post.


    Kristine Glerup

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