Hello sweet vintage souls:)
I was thinking about how things happen for reasons and how there are certain reoccurring symbols that pop up in life. The years 1944 and a fuzzy line of 1953/1954 seem to resonate with me, especially 1944. I find the year 1944 popping up the most for me even taking out the war reference. So, I do ponder why this particular year?
I'd like to know do any of you have a year that seems to make a reoccurrence for you quite often? And, in what way?
Anyways on to a different topic photography.... I hope you enjoy the post below. I found it quite fascinating to look at early 50's photography techniques and maybe you might be able to use some of these in your next pictures.
I had the opportunity to pick up a couple of photography magazines when I was rummaging through some antique shops in Michigan. It appears there was a photography lover who had these magazines. There was a big stack of photography magazines in the shop but I decided these two were the best. I hope you enjoy these tips and tricks to early 50's photography.
Modern Photography (October 1953)
Even Marilyn can look glamorous in a sauna, her makeup is spot on and the placement of her hand in a relaxation pose is genius. It's an interesting dichotomy at one instance you can feel the heat of the sauna through her body language, facial expression, and lighting; but her makeup is just so perfect that you know being in a sauna wouldn't last...but it's all about glamour:)
Does this image look like Sherilyn Fenn or what (March 1954)?
I thought this was interesting with Grace Kelly as the portraiture subject. I hope you can click on and read the article.
Interesting look at various poses that didn't quite make the cut. I kinda like the tilt of the head look.
The final photograph that made the cut:
This is fascinating it talks about different types of angle lights for different effects and gives the positions of the lighting equipment.