30 Breathtaking Vintage Photos of Hollywood Icons by Douglas Kirkland

30 Breathtaking Vintage Photos of Hollywood Icons by Douglas Kirkland

From Marilyn Monroe to Jack Nicholson, Here Are 30 Breathtaking Vintage Portrait Photos of Hollywood Icons Taken by Douglas Kirkland 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 the…

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Photography Masterpieces from Living Legend Elliott Erwitt

Photography Masterpieces from Living Legend Elliott Erwitt

Elliott Erwitt, really Elio Romano Erwitt, (born 26 July 1928) is an American advertising and documentary photographer known for his black and white candid shots of ironic and absurd situations within everyday settings— a master of Henri Cartier-Bresson’s “decisive moment”. Erwitt was born in Paris, France, to Jewish-Russian immigrant parents, who soon moved to Italy. In 1939, when he was ten, his family immigrated to the United States. He studied photography and filmmaking at Los…

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Robert Mapplethorpe – the Hustler with a Hasselblad who Thrilled and Horrified America

Robert Mapplethorpe – the Hustler with a Hasselblad who Thrilled and Horrified America

When we say Robert Mapplethorpe, what you say? Well, we think you say sexuality, provocation and inspiration, but more about it below. One of the most prolific and influential artists of the twentieth century, American photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, the master of art photography, famed for his highly controversial and sexually explicit images, radically changed the preconceptions of medium and stretched its boundaries, both in themes and style. Mapplethorpe’s diverse body of work, includes portraiture and…

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10 Most Controversial Moments in the History of Photography

10 Most Controversial Moments in the History of Photography

An IPO from Snapchat, the photo-sharing app, has caused a major stir. But it’s far from the first time photography has been controversial. Snap Inc., better known as Snapchat, which recently launched an IPO valued at a staggering $30 billion, has started calling itself a “camera company.” “The camera is the core,” a Snap investor told Vanity Fair. “It used to be that photos were only used to make memories. Now, the camera is being…

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Horst P. Horst – the Master of Style, Glamour and Elegance

Horst P. Horst – the Master of Style, Glamour and Elegance

Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann (August 14, 1906 – November 18, 1999) who chose to be known as Horst P. Horst was a German-American fashion photographer. Horst P. Horst – The Synonym For Style, Glamour and Elegance A German-American fashion photographer, Horst P. Horst was best known for his stunning photographs of women. Considered a monumental photographer of the 20th century, he became a synonym for style, glamour and elegance. His rich and sophisticated opus that spanned…

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Albert Watson: Monkeys, Celebrities and Hundreds of Vogue Covers

Albert Watson: Monkeys, Celebrities and Hundreds of Vogue Covers

Albert Watson has made his mark as one of the world’s most successful fashion and commercial photographers during the last four decades, while creating his own art along the way. Over the years, his striking images have appeared on more than 100 covers of Vogue around the world and been featured in countless other publications, from Rolling Stone to Time to Vibe – many of the photographs are iconic portraits of rock stars, rappers, actors…

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