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Barbara Mullen Fantasy on the Dance Floor

Barbara Mullen in a Christian Dior Dress, Paris. Harper’s Bazaar, 1949

Barbara Mullen in a Christian Dior Dress, Paris. Harper’s Bazaar, 1949

Barbara Mullen Fantasy on the Dance Floor. Photographed by Lillian Bassman. Bassman became famous in the world of fashion photography for her psychological portraits, which had special aura, where her models women – unearthly creatures. Her parents emigrated to the United States from Russia in 1905 and settled in Brooklyn, New York. She studied at the Textile High School in Manhattan with Russian-born photographer, designer Alexey Brodovitch. Lillian met the photographer, Paul Himmel, and they got married in 1935, they lived happily for 73 years till his death in 2009. And she died on February 13, 2012, at the age of 94.

Barbara Mullen Fantasy on the Dance Floor

Harper’s Bazaar May 1954. Photography by Lillian Bassman

Her artwork is a contrasts between light and dark, the graininess of the finished photos, and the geometric placement and camera angles of the subjects. Bassman became one of the last great woman photographers in the world of fashion.

Barbara Mullen Fantasy on the Dance Floor

Photography by Lillian Bassman, Kronung Des Chic, Model Unknown, Hat by Philipp Treacy, VOGUE Germany, 1998

Lillian Bassman

Photography by Lillian Bassman

Barbara Mullen Fantasy on the Dance Floor

Black and white stunning Photography by Lillian Bassman

Barbara Mullen Fantasy on the Dance Floor

Black and white stunning Photography by Lillian Bassman

Lillian Bassman

Photograph by Lillian Bassman

Lillian Bassman

Black and white stunning Photography by Lillian Bassman

Lillian Bassman

Black and white stunning Photography by Lillian Bassman

Lillian Bassman

Photography by Lillian Bassman

Lillian Bassman

Black and white stunning Photography by Lillian Bassman

Lillian Bassman

Black and white stunning Photography by Lillian Bassman

Lillian Bassman

Photography by Lillian Bassman

Lillian Bassman

Black and white stunning Photography by Lillian Bassman

Lillian Bassman

Black and white stunning Photography by Lillian Bassman

Carmen having tea, circa 1950

Carmen having tea, circa 1950. Black and white photography by Lillian Bassman

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