Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Mark Shaw

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

A friend sent me a link to the photos of Mark Shaw - these 1950's images look like they could have been taken today.

Mark Shaw is best known for his photographs of Jacqueline and John F. Kennedy, which he shot originally for LIFE magazine and later as the Kennedys' "unofficial" family photographer.

Mark Shaw began working for LIFE in 1952. As a leading fashion photographer, he also worked for Harper's Bazaar, Mademoiselle and a host of other publications. He was one of the first photographers to use colour when shooting the runways and "backstage" at the couture shows.

Some of Mark Shaw's most beautiful work was shot for Vanity Fair's lingerie advertising campaign. The images above are from this series which was created over a ten-year period. Stunning!

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