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A prominent fashion photographer in the 1940s and 1950s, Nina Leen was one of the first female photographers to work for LIFE magazine. She grew up in Europe (Russian born) and her first camera was a Rolleiflex which she used to primarily photograph animals. Nina Leen is mostly known for her animal photography, but in the fashion world, she is well known for her classic and timeless fashion photography.

A prominent fashion photographer in the 1940s and 1950s, Nina Leen was one of the first female photographers to work for LIFE magazine. She grew up in Europe (Russian born) and her first camera was a Rolleiflex which she used to primarily photograph animals. Nina Leen is mostly known for her animal photography, but in the fashion world, she is well known for her classic and timeless fashion photography.

Those Who Inspire: Grace Kelly #oldhollywood

Those Who Inspire: Grace Kelly #oldhollywood

Read between the lines — Greta Garbo wants to be alone. Here, on vacation in 1932, photo by Martin Munkácsi.

In Search of Allure: The Quotable Diana Vreeland

Read between the lines — Greta Garbo wants to be alone. Here, on vacation in 1932, photo by Martin Munkácsi.

"YOU HAVE YOUR IDEOLOGY AND I HAVE MINE.” - Kahlil Gibran

"YOU HAVE YOUR IDEOLOGY AND I HAVE MINE.” - Kahlil Gibran

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Sunday Supply Co. Beach Umbrellas

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1950s Vogue. Photography by John Rawlings.

1950s Vogue. Photography by John Rawlings.

At the shore,  1950s

At the shore, 1950s

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surf sirens, manly beach, new south wales, 1936

surf sirens, manly beach, new south wales, 1936

Paper mothball vintage, a blog about fashion, fashion designer, design and vintage, vintage fashion, vintage fashion blog, vintage clothing

Paper mothball vintage, a blog about fashion, fashion designer, design and vintage, vintage fashion, vintage fashion blog, vintage clothing

All sizes | Bournemouth, danseressen op strand 1925 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

All sizes | Bournemouth, danseressen op strand 1925 | Flickr - Photo Sharing!

Jane Mansfield, whom I normally can't stand. I'll tolerate her here, since this is a nice composition (kind of Greco-Roman goddess?) and I can't see her usual 50-point IQ facial expression.

Jane Mansfield, whom I normally can't stand. I'll tolerate her here, since this is a nice composition (kind of Greco-Roman goddess?) and I can't see her usual 50-point IQ facial expression.

Vintage on the beach ~

Vintage on the beach ~

Bodas 1920's // 1920's wedding Fantástica foto!!! Estaría genial una despedida de soltera vintage :) #bodavintage #fotovintage

Bodas 1920's // 1920's wedding Fantástica foto!!! Estaría genial una despedida de soltera vintage :) #bodavintage #fotovintage

Paper Mothball Vintage: Beach Days 1954

Paper Mothball Vintage: Beach Days 1954