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Barbara Mullen Fantasy on the Dance Floor

Barbara Mullen Fantasy on the Dance Floor Christian Dior Dress, Paris. Harper’s Bazaar, 1949
Paris. Harper’s Bazaar, 1949. Christian Dior Dress. Barbara Mullen Fantasy on the Dance Floor

Barbara Mullen Fantasy on the Dance Floor
The author of the above photo – Lillian Bassman. In fact, Bassman became famous in the world of fashion photography for her psychological portraits. In particular, for the special aura in them, where her models women – unearthly creatures. According to her biography, Lillian’s parents emigrated to the United States from Russia in 1905 and settled in Brooklyn, New York. Bassman studied at the Textile High School in Manhattan, when her teacher, among others, was Russian-born photographer and designer Alexey Brodovitch.

Lillian met her future husband, the photographer Paul Himmel, and they got married in 1935. Noteworthy, the couple lived happily for 73 years (!) till his death in 2009. Three years later, Lillian Bassman died (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

Lillian Bassman
Kronung Des Chic, Model Unknown, Hat by Philipp Treacy, VOGUE Germany, 1998. Photographer Lillian Bassman
Lillian Bassman
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Lillian Bassman
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Lillian Bassman
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Lillian Bassman
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Lillian Bassman
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Lillian Bassman
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Lillian Bassman
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Carmen having tea, circa 1950

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