Sunday, August 1, 2010

Lisa Taylor

Going through polaroids recently at The Andy Warhol Foundation, I came across this beautiful and unique shot of 70s model Lisa Taylor. The following week I was in London and saw this picture below hanging at the Tate Modern. It's Helmut Newton's famous photograph of Lisa often credited as being the first mainstream image where a woman was the desirous/seductive partner. So whatever happened to Lisa T?

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Bill Dane

Also seen at the "Exposed" exhibition at the Tate Modern, this late 70s/early 80s picture by Bill Dane is not a fashion photograph but it's every bit as good as that other non-fashion photograph, "Satiric Dancer" by Andre Kertesz.

Satiric Dancer by Andre Kertesz. 1927.

Malick Sidibe

A young couple dancing by Malick Sidibe. The gesture and the moment are just so sweet - their bare feet, the way their heads are almost touching, the formality of their clothes. It's a picture of people falling in love.

Friday, July 30, 2010