Glamour photography is the photographing of a model with the emphasis on the subject. Michele Merkin (born June 25, 1975) is an American model and television host. Photography (fә'tɒgrәfi or fә'tɑːgrәfi (from Greek φωτο and γραφία is the process and Art of recording pictures by means of capturing A model is a person who is posed or displayed for the purpose of Art, Fashion, or other products and Advertising. Photographers use a combination of cosmetics, lighting and airbrushing techniques to produce the most physically appealing image of the model possible. Lighting includes both artificial Light sources such as lamps and natural illumination of interiors from Daylight. An airbrush is a small air-operated tool that sprays various media including Ink and Dye, but most often Paint by a process of Nebulization 
Standards of glamour photography have changed over time, reflecting changes in social acceptance. In the early 1920s, USA photographers like Ruth Harriet Louise and George Hurrell photographed celebrities to glamourise their stature by utilizing lighting techniques to develop dramatic effects. Year 1920 ( MCMXX) was a Leap year starting on Thursday (link will display 1920 of the Gregorian calendar The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Ruth Harriet Louise (born Ruth Goldstein) ( January 13, 1903 - 1940 was an American professional photographer the first woman photographer active George Hurrell ( June 1, 1904 - May 17, 1992) was a Photographer who made a significant contribution to the image of glamour presented  During World War II pin-up pictures of scantily clad movie stars were extremely popular among US servicemen. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including A pin-up girl or pin-up model is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as Pop culture. For other uses including various songs titled "Movie Star" see Movie star (disambiguation. However, until the 1950s, the use of glamour photography in advertising or men’s magazines was highly controversial or even illegal. Magazines featuring glamour photography were sometimes marketed as "art magazines" or "health magazines".
Since the 1990s glamour photography has increased in popularity among the public. Glamour portrait studios opened, offering professional hair and makeup artists and professional retouching to allow the general public to have the "model" experience. These sometimes include "boudoir" portraits but are more commonly used by professionals and high school seniors who want to look "their best" for their portraits.
Playboy was instrumental in changing the world of glamour photography as the first magazine that focused on nude models and was targeted at the mainstream consumer. Playboy is an American Men's magazine, founded in Chicago Illinois, by Hugh Hefner and his associates which has grown into Playboy In December 1953, Hugh Hefner published the first edition of Playboy with Marilyn Monroe on the cover and nude photos of Monroe inside. Hugh Marston Hefner (born April 9 1926 is an American Magazine Publisher, and best known as the editor-in-chief of Playboy magazine Marilyn Monroe (born Norma Jeane Mortenson, June 1 1926 &ndash August 5 1962 baptized Norma Monroe's star status and charming personality helped to diminish the public outcry. When asked what she had on during the photoshoot, she replied "the radio". After Playboy broke through, many magazines followed and this was instrumental in opening the market for the introduction of glamour photography into modern society. Today, softcore nude photographs of models appear in publications such as Perfect 10 or tabloid newspapers such as Britain's The Sun's Page 3. Softcore (or soft porn) is a form of Pornography, either video or nude Glamour photography, that is less explicit than hardcore material Perfect 10 was a Quarterly men's magazine featuring high resolution photographs of topless or nude Women who have not had Cosmetic surgery A tabloid is a Newspaper industry term which refers to a smaller newspaper format per spread to a weekly or semi-weekly alternative newspaper that focuses on local-interest The Sun is a Tabloid daily newspaper published in the United Kingdom and Ireland with the highest circulation of any daily English-language
Recently several popular glamour magazines known as lad mags are reversing the trend by emphasizing glamour while showing less nudity, in favor of implied (covered) nudity or toplessness such as the handbra technique, where a woman hides her nipples and areolae by covering both breasts with her own hands, or those of another person. This is a list of Magazines primarily marketed to Men. The list has been split into subcategories according to the target audience of the magazines A handbra (also spelled as hand bra or hand-bra) is a technique wherein a Woman covers at least the Nipples and Areolae of both In its most general form a nipple is a Structure from which a fluid emanates This aritcle is about the breast tissue For the Entomology term see Glossary of Lepidopteran_terms#Wings.  Examples include FHM (For Him Magazine) and Maxim magazines, which launched in 1994 and 1995, respectively. FHM or For Him Magazine is an international monthly Men's Lifestyle magazine. Maxim is an international men's magazine based in the United Kingdom and known for its revealing pictorials featuring popular Actresses