Frantisek Drtikol (1883-1961) was a Czech artist and photographer best known for his artistic female nude photos. (He seems to have kept a ratio of about 150 female nudes to every male, and all the frontals are of himself.) His style and composition abilities are worth our attention in spite of the limited male work he did. We might think this elaborate self-portrait was inspired by George Platt Lynes, but it was made long before Lynes came on the scene. For reasons unknown, Drtikol stopped taking photographs in 1935 and resumed his unsuccessful painting career.