In the thirties, the democratization of hardware and photography development gives households the opportunity to own a photographic camera. Aided by the libertine environment, some men slightly voyeur and some women slightly exhibitionist, quickly understood that they could take a pleasant advantage of it. Couples play, provoke each other and excite each other, still somewhat aware that the intimacy which is being engraved on gelatine will be read by other protagonists.
Several decades later, these excessive pictures with an old-fashioned and moving charm have become especially rare due to the obscurantism of the next generations. Each inheritance which led to the discovery of pictures of dear departed in undisclosable situations provoked familial book burnings in the name of respect, reserve and memory. About a hundred pictures are presented here, as a nostalgic message of bygone times. They have been selected for their humour and their tenderness, sensitive hints which thumb their libertine nose at the conventional moral order.