Jim French was born on July 14, 1932 and died on June 16, 2017.
He was an American photographer.
French worked under the pseudonym Rip Colt created Colt Studio to publish, what were to become, his iconic homoerotic images in the books, magazines and calendars that presented French’s work exclusively and set a new standard for idealized masculinity in photography.
He began drawing and photographing male erotica in the 1960s, and his first published book, Man, was in 1972.
His other books include Another Man, Jim French Men, Quorum, Opus Deorum, Masc., The Art of Jim French and The Art of the Male Nude.
Jim died at home in Palms Springs, California.
Jim French passed away at 84 years old.