Ron Harris (photographer)

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Ron Harris (born 1940, died Friday, May 26, 2017 at age 83) was an American erotic photographer and television director.

Ron Harris was a fashion photographer in New York for over 40 years, working with fashion magazines Elle, Vogue and Cosmopolitan and others.[citation needed] Harris has over 25,000 published photographs and over 450 Art Director Awards and 13 gold medals for artistic excellence.[citation needed]

In 1981, Harris created and directed the first sexually implicit exercise program, Aerobicise. He later created :20 Minute Workout. These aerobics-based television programs were broadcast on cable television. Aerobicise was nominated for a Cable Ace award and became the highest grossing exercise video series of its time. In 1985, Harris wrote the book Aerobicise 20 minutes a day published and distributed by Simon & Schuster in 1985.[citation needed]

The Aerobicise series was released by Paramount Home Video between 1982 and 1995 and is available on VHS and DVD formats.[citation needed]

Harris produced and directed television programs for Playboy Television between 1995 and 1999, such as Ron Harris' Camera Up-Close & Dangerous, Ron Harris' Star Shapes, a series of seven one-hour specials and Naturals a series of five one-hour specials.[citation needed]

In 1995, he released the video, Totally Nude Aerobics which was re-released in 2000 in DVD format. Harris launched his "Harris Archive" in 2003, a website mainly featuring softcore photography and erotic movies.[citation needed]

In 1996, Harris launched, an adult-oriented website featuring models between the ages of 18 and 24.[citation needed] In 1999, Harris introduced a website Ron's Angels that, according to the BBC, offered "the eggs of eight models for auction over the internet" with bids starting "between US$15,000 and US$150,000, depending on the model". Harris describes his idea as, "Darwin's natural selection at its very best".[1] Critics have stated that this equates to profit-based eugenics.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "Anger greets online egg auction". BBC News. October 24, 1999. Retrieved May 22, 2010. 

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