FOTI No.003 – Christian Dior with model Lucie Daouphars

FOTI No.003 –  Christian Dior with model Lucie Daouphars

Christian Dior with model Lucie Daouphars, AKA Lucky, circa 1955 in his atelier at 30 Avenue Montaigne. Photograph: Christian Dior Fashion designer Christian Dior is pictured in this 1955 image with his favourite model ‘Lucky’ in his Paris atelier. It’s hard to believe that two years after this photograph of Christian Dior and his favourite model, Lucie Daouphars (otherwise known as Lucky), was taken in 1955 the great couturier would be dead. For the image…

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Glamorous Photos of Jane Seymour in the 1970s and 1980s

Glamorous Photos of Jane Seymour in the 1970s and 1980s

Glamorous Photos of Young Jane Seymour in the 1970s and Early 1980s Born 1951 as Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg in Hayes, English-American actress Jane Seymour appeared uncredited in her first film, Richard Attenborough’s Oh! What a Lovely War in 1969. In 1970, Seymour appeared in her first major film role in the war drama The Only Way, and in 1973, she gained her first major television role as Emma Callon in the successful 1970s series…

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RAIN No.001 – Man on Rooftop with Eleven Men

RAIN No.001 – Man on Rooftop with Eleven Men

Man on Rooftop with Eleven Men in Formation on His Shoulders. Unidentified American artist ca. 1930. Gelatin silver print, Collection of George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester This is the first photo in a new rubric RAIN – RAre and INteresting. Read more here.

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Early Beatles Photos by Norman Parkinson

Early Beatles Photos by Norman Parkinson

Norman Parkinson was invited to photograph the Beatles by Jeremy Banks, an associate editor at Queen magazine, the principal outlet for Parkinson’s fashion photography after he had jumped ship from Vogue in 1959. Parkinson’s carte blanche to photograph the Beatles at work over several hours in the studio was unprecedented, and only a select few photographers would ever again enjoy such extraordinary access to the band in Abbey Road. The week was a typically busy…

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Rare Vintage Footage and Photos of David Bowie in Bangkok

Rare Vintage Footage and Photos of David Bowie in Bangkok

David Bowie waived his usual US$1 million fee for his ‘Serious Moonlight Tour’ in Bangkok back in 1983 and appeared to be having “the time of his life” exploring the city. David Bowie’s concert in Thailand on the night of Dec 5, 1983, was not supposed to happen. With a price tag of US$1 million per show, a Bowie concert was too expensive for those who hoped to lure him here. Yet, the singer took…

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Classic Vintage Pin-Ups from Hollywood’s Golden Age

Classic Vintage Pin-Ups from Hollywood’s Golden Age

Classic Hollywood Pin-Ups – Beautiful and Sexy Portrait Photos of 60 Famous Actresses from Hollywood’s Golden Age America’s entrance into World War II back in 1941 triggered the golden age of pinups, pictures of smiling women in a range of clothing-challenged situations. The racy photos adorned lonely servicemen’s lockers, the walls of barracks, and even the sides of planes. For the first time in its history, the US military unofficially sanctioned this kind of art:…

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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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Amazing Photographs of the New York Underground from 1977-1984

Amazing Photographs of the New York Underground from 1977-1984

Hell On Wheels – Amazing Photographs of the New York Underground from 1977-1984 In 1979, there were 250 serious crimes reported in the New York subway system – per week. There were six murders in the first two months alone. No other subway in the world was more crime-ridden and infamous. “Hell On Wheels” is a joyous and soulful trip in the bygone era of the New York subway system in the years between 1977-1984….

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‘American beauty’ and Pinups from Carey Fruth

‘American beauty’ and Pinups from Carey Fruth

Is there an ideal American beauty? Does that iconic rose petal scene in the film come to mind? It’s a compelling argument — a young, skinny, blond woman suggestively lying atop a bed of rose petals, her intimate parts strategically obscured by more red petals. But photographer Carey Fruth begs to differ. Fruth was inspired by a racy scene from the 1999 movie of the same name in which Kevin Spacey fantasized about one of his daughter’s friends, and  launched an ongoing photo project called ‘American…

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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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