Model Bettina being shot by Vogue photographer Frances McLaughlin-Gill across from NYC Hunter College shot by Gordon Parks for LIFE.
Before Photoshop, Melvin Sokolsky Created Something Magical for Harper’s Bazaar Paris 1963 As a child growing up in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, future fashion photographer Melvin Sokolsky encountered the work of Dutch painter Hieronymous Bosch. He was especially mesmerized by the painter’s depiction of a man and woman, both naked, sitting inside a bubble in Bosch’s painting, The Garden […]
Nina Leen, whose photographic interests spanned fashion, nature and the social complexities of American culture, was one of the first women photographers for LIFE MAGAZINE. Born in Russia, but having lived most of her life in Germany, Switzerland and Italy, Ms. Leen always wanted to be a photographer. Her first camera, bought in Europe while […]
Born in 1912 in Fort Scott, Kansas, Gordon Parks was a self-taught photographer, writer, pianist, composer and filmmaker (SHAFT ) who became the first African-American photographer for LIFE and VOGUE magazines. He revolutionized fashion photography by shooting his models, and the worlds they inhabited, in motion as opposed to the static poses that until then […]