Vintage photography never seems to go out of fashion and if you follow me on Instagram you have most likely seen that I often post the odd vintage photo. For me, these black and white photos are dramatic, timeless and glamorous.
A prominent fashion photographer from the 1940s was Lillian Bassman who worked at Harper’s Bazaar from 1950 to 1965. Primarily most of her photographs published in Harper’s Bazaar were in black and white.
By the 70s interest in Bassman’s fashion photography was out of vogue and she abandoned fashion photography for her own projects throwing out 40 years of negatives and prints – her life’s work – in the process. A forgotten bag filled with hundreds of images was discovered over 20 years later and Bassman’s fashion photography has been re-appreciated since the 1990s.
Bassman, who died in 2012 aged 94, became one of the last great woman photographers in the world of fashion.
Photos via fashionising.com