I stumbled across the work of Edward Steichen a little while ago, I think while looking for images for a 30’s wave hairstyle…Anyway, I was struck by incredibly lighting and mood of his photography, as well as the way he captured the stunning beauty and strength of his subjects. I have done a bit of reading on him and it seems that he was a pretty big deal at the turn of the century, in terms of getting photography recognised as an art form, and making waves in fashion photography. But, truth be told, I havn’t done that much reading, and I don’t trust Wikipedia as a reputable source, so all I’m going to say is that his work, most of which was done in the early part of the twentieth century, remains strong and fresh today. His ability to capture a mood in monochrome is inspiring. And LOOOOOOOONG before the days of unlimited digital frames, he absolutely NAILS the composition, as well as the character of his subjects. Or perhaps he’s projecting his own character?
This image is SOOOOO amazing!! And the next one too!
I ADORE this!
Images via flickr, dailydesigndiscoveries.com, lorilangille.blogspot.com,
metmeuseum.org, thedirtythirties.tumblr.com, things-and-ther-stuff.com
Apologies for the different size photos, I dunno how to make them all the same size!!!