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Friday, June 25, 2010

Photographer Lisette Model

Today we look at Lisette Model (1901-1983), Austrian-born American photographer. A pioneer of her time, her photographs reflect an era when photographers used the world as their stage. She had an enthusiasm for her surroundings and human behavior, whether it was the mundane world or the rich and fashionable, she found them to be worthy of attention. "Shoot from the gut!" were the famous words that Model lived by and would repeat to her students time and again.

I became enthralled with some of her work, especially the Leg Series taken in New York.




1940-41 - Running Legs , 42nd Street, New York

She also has quite a few images of people in swimwear, this is just one.

1934 - Promenade des Anglais, Nice

1956 - Man with umbrella Belmont Race Track


You can find a book of her work available here. Enjoy and have a fabulous weekend.

2 comments:

Amanda said...

Love the leg photos. Thanks for introducing us to this great photographer.

nora falchero said...

me too love the leg photo, I never see befor Lisette Model
ahah! very funny "Shoot from the gut"