Never comfortable in the traditional studio setting, Toni Frissell was known for bringing fashion photography outside in an almost cinematic style. Fashion Models in Swim Suits, however, proves she was capable of creating a vivid story despite the neutral studio set. Frissell’s signature low-point perspective and use of light transform the curve of the backdrop into a distant beach horizon. Shot in 1950 for Harper’s Bazaar, Fashion Models in Swim Suits exemplifies Frissell’s trademark emphasis on active women. Her flipper-clad models don’t simply lounge in the sand, but rather seem to gaze out at the ready for the perfect wave in which to dive.
Shot in 1950 for Harper’s Bazaar, Fashion Models in Swim Suits features three seated, swimsuit-clad fashion models facing a seamless backdrop. This vintage photograph might not be what first comes to mind when the Toni Frissell fans out there think of her work—the renowned American artist and boys’ club crasher is perhaps best known for blending fashion photography with a sort of reportage, bringing her models out into the real world. Fashion Models in Swim Suits may have been captured in-studio, but it gives us a vantage point to appreciate some of Frissell’s other game-changing approaches to her field ... Read more on the blog!
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