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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Swept Away with Toni Frissell

Recently while out doing my errands I found myself in a waiting room with some old Vogue magazines. This photograph popped out at me as I hadn't seen this particular piece before. It's by one of our favorite photographers, Toni Frissell.

Toni Frissell - 1939 Sink or Swim

I've always been enamoured with her underwater photography work and this piece is no exception. Toni actually took up photography as a form of therapy after her brother, who was a documentary filmmaker, disappeared at sea.

Toni Frissell 1947 - Woman in Water

In this Toni Frissell photograph, a model swims with dolphins underwater in a water tank. She wears a striped, crinkled one-piece swimsuit by Brest. The playful image appeared in the January 1, 1939, Vogue.

A fashion model underwater in the dolphin tank at Marineland, Florida circa 1939, Toni Frissell.

You can read more about Toni's work in other posts we've done here. Enjoy!

1 comment:

Myrtha Meadows said...

The "Woman in water" photo is one of my all time favorites. I just can't stop looking at it. Has she drowned herself from sadness? Or is she happily floating around in the water? Guess we'll never know...