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Top 10 Portraits of Edwardian Era Actresses

Top 10 Portraits of Edwardian Era Actresses

Some of the most beautiful women in England (and many from Europe and the USA) trod the boards of the many theatres to be found in London’s West End in those halcyon days. Women like Gabrielle Ray, Lily Elsie, Pauline Chase, the sisters Dare, and of course my own particular favourites Gertie Millar and Ellaline Terriss. Many of these actresses…
10 Pin-Ups of Famous Actresses from Hollywood’s Golden Age

10 Pin-Ups of Famous Actresses from Hollywood’s Golden Age

A pin-up model is a model whose mass-produced pictures see wide appeal as popular culture. Pin-ups are intended for informal display, i.e. meant to be “pinned-up” on a wall. Pin-up models may be glamour models, fashion models, or actors. The pin-up images could be cut out of magazines or newspapers, or on a postcard or lithograph. Such pictures often appear…
10 B&W Portraits of Celebrities Taken by Irving Penn

10 B&W Portraits of Celebrities Taken by Irving Penn

Penn’s first photographic cover for Vogue magazine appeared in October 1943. Penn continued to work at the magazine throughout his career, photographing covers, portraits, still lifes, fashion, and photographic essays. In the 1950s, Penn founded his own studio in New York and began making advertising photographs. Best known for his fashion photography, Penn’s repertoire also includes portraits of creative greats;…
10 images of Photographic Atelier/Studio (19th Century)

10 images of Photographic Atelier/Studio (19th Century)

A photographic studio (Atelier is the French word for workshop or photo studio) is both a workspace and a corporate body. As a workspace it is much like an artist’s studio, but providing space to take, develop, print and duplicate photographs. Photographic training and the display of finished photographs may also be accommodated in a photographic studio. Accordingly, the workspace…