Saul Leiter.
”In order to build a career and to be successful, one has to be determined. One has to be ambitious. I much prefer to drink coffee, listen to music and to paint when I feel like it.” ( As quoted in Saul Leiter (2008) by Agnès Sire)


Helmut Newton
I have posted more than 150 photos over the years by Newton. Follow the Newton Tag.


No Smoking

No Smoking by Bettina Rheims 1968


Suzy Parker, 1955.
Suzy Parker’s photo appeared in Life magazine when she was 15. Parker was the first model to earn $200 per hour and $100,000 per year. Her first film role was in 1957, her last role was in a 1970 episode of Night Gallery. She did, in a way, make one other film “appearance” in The Beatles’ 1970 documentary film Let It Be, in which the band performed their song “Suzy Parker”. The song, one of the few credited as written by all four Beatles, was part of their Academy Award-winning score for the original songs they performed in the film. Suzy Parker died in 2003. Her husband, Bradford Dillman died this year, aged 87.

A Cheeky Salute

Flying Free!

Swedish model Lisa Fonssagrives photographed by her first husband,Fernand Fonssagrives, in 1937. Her second marriage to Irving Penn resulted in two children.





Sheer Seduction

Sheer Seduction Full Cup Bra, suspender belt and full knickers from Secrets in Lace Retro Lingerie


I don’t know the origins of this but suspect it is a still photograph from a stage production. Perhaps the regular theatre goers amongst us can assist?