Alphonse Mucha began to take photographs in the early 1880s, probably in Vienna, with a borrowed camera. It was not until he had gained some recognition in Paris and sufficient funds that he purchased his first camera. Mucha’s photographic output grew dramatically after his move to a large studio in the rue du Val deContinue reading “The Photography of Alphonse Mucha From Between 1896 and the Early 1900s”
When you think of enchanting images of Hollywood stars — Marilyn Monroe wrapped up in silk sheets, Audrey Hepburn flashing a knowing grin — do you wonder about the person behind the camera? And how they possibly captured that delicate moment? For the past 50 years, photographer Douglas Kirkland has found new angles on theContinue reading “30 Amazing Portraits of Hollywood Icons During the 1960s & 1970s”
These images are a selection from an album of photographs of prisoners brought before the North Shields Police Court in the early 1900s in the collection of Tyne & Wear Archives.
After having been fashion photographer, John French’s, assistant, David Bailey begins the 1960s with a contract with Vogue and rapidly becomes a leading figure of the Swinging London scene, chronicling the unrestricted existences of models and musicians. Although he admits being fascinated by the Renaissance art and the painter, Caravaggio, the British photographer favors minimalist,Continue reading “35 Amazing Photos of 1960s and 1970s Celebrities”
The Ziegfeld Follies was a series of elaborate theatrical revue productions on Broadway in New York City from 1907 to 1931, with renewals in 1934 and 1936. They became a radio program in 1932 and 1936 as The Ziegfeld Follies of the Air. Founding and history Inspired by the Folies Bergère of Paris, the ZiegfeldContinue reading “62 Gorgeous Portrait Photos of Girls of the Ziegfeld Follies from the 1920s”
A tintype, also known as a melainotype or ferrotype, is a photograph made by creating a direct positive on a thin sheet of metal coated with a dark lacquer or enamel and used as the support for the photographic emulsion. Tintypes enjoyed their widest use during the 1860s and 1870s, but lesser use of theContinue reading “37 Tintypes Showing Teenage Boys From the Mid-Late 19th Century”