1. shewastrouble:

    George Platt Lynes, Portrait of Barbara “Babe” Paley, 1945

  2. mapetitemelancolie:

    Horst P. Horst (d.I. Paul Horst Bohrmann) LISA- HAND ON TORSO I, 1940

    (vía lapetitemelancoly)

  3. ourmarilynmonroe:

    27th May 1949 - Marilyn Monroe poses for a nude calendar for Tom Kelley

    (vía girliemagazine)

  4. regardintemporel:

    Jan Lukas - Sans titre, 1946

  5. Girl in Skating Ring, photographed by Nina Leen c. 1940s (via)

    (Fuente: vintagegal, vía firecats)

  6. wehadfacesthen:

    Walking away on the streets of New York, 1946, photos by Stanley Kubrick for LOOK magazine

    (vía bellecs)

  7. (Fuente: atruecompass)

  8. undr:

    Edouard Boubat

    Montmartre, Paris, 1948

  9. bygoneamericana:

    New York, 1944.

    By Alfred Eisenstaedt

    (Fuente: images.google.com)

  10. onlyoldphotography:

    Rudy Burckhardt: Flatiron in Summer, 1948

    (vía onlyoldphotography)

  11. Hermann Landshoff, On the roof of SaKs Fifth Avenue building,
 New York, 1942
    Hermann Landshoff, Max Ernst at Peggy Guggenheim’s home,
 New York, fall 1942
    Hermann Landshoff, The photographer Irving Penn, 1948
    Hermann Landshoff, Tennis balls’ with models Wanda Delafield
 and Peggy Lloyd, ca. 1945

    Hermann Landshoff, Actress Lauren Bacall, New York, 1945
    Hermann Landshoff, Model Beth Wilson at Rip Van Winkle Bridge spanning the Hudson, New York, 1946
    Hermann Landshoff, The Bicyclers, published by Junior Bazaar
, August 1946
    Hermann Landshoff, Model Cora Hemmet on the Grand
 Versailles Staircase, France, 1934-38
    Self-portrait by Hermann Landshoff, New York, ca. 1942


    at Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany


    at Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany

    Landshoff grew up in Munich-Solln as the son of a well-to-do Jewish family that was very much involved in the city’s art, literature and music scenes. After training at Munich’s Kunstgewerbeschule (School of Arts and Crafts), he became a member of the circle of well-known typographer and book illustrator Fritz Helmuth Ehmcke. It was here that Landshoff met the Nuremberg illustrator Richard Lindner alongside whom he would subsequently work as part of the creative team at the Knorr & Hirth publishing house.

    When the Nazis seized power in 1933, Landshoff was forced to emigrate, initially settling in Paris where he worked as a fashion photographer. Between 1936 and 1939, his images were published in the popular ‘Femina’ magazine and in the French edition of ‘Vogue’. He was then forced to flee France and, after an eventful journey spanning 1940 and 1941, he eventually pitched up in New York.

    Landshoff soon became one of the most fascinating fashion photographers to collaborate with legendary art director Alexey Brodovitch for fashion magazines such as ‘Harper’s Bazaar’, ‘Junior Bazaar’ and latterly also ‘Mademoiselle’. He developed his own style as a fashion photographer, portraying the models in life-like everyday situations. American fashion photographer Richard Avedon considered himself to have been profoundly inspired by Landshoff, even being moved to claim that ‘I owe everything to Landshoff’.

    There is little doubt that Hermann Landshoff is one of the last great unsung heroes in (the history of) 20th century photography.

    The exhibition will show a selection of more than 250 of Landshoff’s fascinating photographs for the first time, with subjects drawn from across the entire spectrum of his work, from fashion to portraits and architecture. (read more)

    Exhibition dates:
    Nov. 29, 2013 - Apr. 21, 2014

    » find more exhibitions here «

  12. 1936, A night scene in central London
    1932, A foggy day in Lincoln's Inn, London.
    21st January 1939 The Houses of Parliament, London, engulfed in fog.
    Strollers feed the swans near Tower Bridge, London. October 1928
    December 1935 The Cunard luxury liner Aquitania at Southampton in Hampshire.
    Heavy smog in Piccadilly Circus, London, December 1952.

    Foggy Britain, from 1928 to1952. (x)

    Click on the pictures for location information.

    (Fuente: take-me-far-away-from-here, vía railwayshoes)

  13. regardintemporel:

    Willy Zielke - Untitled (Skyline at night with barbed wire), 1937

  14. undr:

    Bill Brandt

    Circus Childhood 1934

  15. oldhollywood:

    Chorus girls in Dancing Lady (1933, dir. Robert Z. Leonard) Photo by Ted Allan (via)