vintage gallery

//photographs by varga

I love vintage photographs!


Not only do I appreciate them from an artistic standpoint, but I’ve learned so much from them. There are five main photographers whose work I love and have tried to emulate and incorporate part of their style into my own. They are listed by era…


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Adelaide Hanscom (11/25/1875 – 11/19/1931)

was one of the first published female photographers. Best known for her ground breaking photo illustrations for the books, “The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam” and “Sonnets from the Portuguese.”


Jean Agélou (10/16/1878 – 8/2/1921)

is my favorite of the Parisian French Postcard photographers. He is best known for his photos of Miss Fernande.


William Mortensen (1/27/1897 – 8/12/1965)

was an American glamour photographer, primarily known for his Hollywood portraits in the 1920s–1940s in the Pictorialist style. He was a pioneer in post-processing which at the time was very controversial.


Alfred Cheney Johnston (4/8/1885 – 4/17/1971)

was a New York City-based photographer known for his portraits of Ziegfeld Follies showgirls as well as of actors and actresses from the worlds of stage and film. His studio was in the Café des Artistes on West 67th Street.


George Hurrell (6/1/1904 – 5/17/1992)

was a photographer who contributed to the image of glamour presented by Hollywood during the 1930s and 1940s. Also known for inventing the overhead spot, he was a master of light and shadows.

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