Following on from talking about Toni Frissell’s photos of children during WW2 I wanted to share some of her breathtaking fashion photos with you. She started photographing for Vogue in 1931 and was best known for her fashion photos showing active and independent women in outdoor settings, which contrasted starkly with other male photographers of(…)
Both of these photos were taken by American photographer Toni Frissell who was best known for her fashion photography for Harpers Bazaar and Vogue. During WW2 she travelled with the American Red Cross where she photographed nurses, front-line soldiers, American airmen and civilians. Her photos are very evocative and powerful, especially those of children caught(…)
Isn’t this the most gorgeous photograph? I don’t remember looking quite that beautiful and serene when I had a newborn baby, but then I’m no Liz Taylor! The photo is of Taylor and her husband Mike Todd with baby Liza from who was born in August 1957. Within six months Mike Todd was killed in(…)
Oh what I crush I had on Rex Harrison… Here he is photographed with his wife, German actress Lilli Palmer in 1950. I like the way this photo has been composed, the way she’s lost in her own little world and he’s gazing adoringly at her from the background. Having said that he was married(…)
1950s fashion model Dovima looking impossibly stylish sitting on a boat in Montego Bay, Jamaica. This photo was taken by Toni Frissell and appeared in Harper’s Bazaar, November 1946. I love the look of the sea in this photo. Even though the photo is in black and white you can almost feel that water just(…)
“Fashion model with llamas, Cusco, Peru”, a fashion photograph by Toni Frissell for Harper’s Bazaar, January 1952.