John Pruitt, Splash Poster photographed by Jim French printed mid-1990s. Jim French was an American artist, illustrator, photographer, filmmaker, and publisher. He is best known for his association with Colt Studio which he, using the pseudonym Rip Colt, created in 1967. French described his first meeting with Pruitt in 1994: “When John Pruitt was first brought to me he was just finishing a four-year stint in the Marines. . .in his dress whites he was just dazzling. I knew immediately that he was extraordinary and that, given the right circumstances, I could make some wonderful pictures with him.” (Bob Mainardi, “Jim French Diaries”). Measures 17 x 22 inches.