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.

At the shore,  1950s

At the shore, 1950s

Vintage Beach Photo

Vintage Beach Photo

"One look at the swimsuits of the 40s and 50s, and you can see that they were nothing less than feats of engineering: Pieced full cups, shirring, smocking, and strategic seams galore," says Sarai...

"One look at the swimsuits of the 40s and 50s, and you can see that they were nothing less than feats of engineering: Pieced full cups, shirring, smocking, and strategic seams galore," says Sarai...

vintage photo. Was just struck by the awesomeness of this lady's outfit.

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vintage photo. Was just struck by the awesomeness of this lady's outfit.

Those Who Inspire: Grace Kelly #oldhollywood

Those Who Inspire: Grace Kelly #oldhollywood

Cigarette girl beachwear                                                                                                                                                     More

Cigarette girl beachwear More

1955, Cannes, Nice. Grace Kelly on the beach. Location shot from the movie To Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

1955, Cannes, Nice. Grace Kelly on the beach. Location shot from the movie To Catch a Thief, directed by Alfred Hitchcock.

Throwback to vintage beach visits #janeiredalesummer

Throwback to vintage beach visits #janeiredalesummer

#vintage Beach #Fashions of 1950, photographed by Nina Leen for LIFE #Magazine.

#vintage Beach #Fashions of 1950, photographed by Nina Leen for LIFE #Magazine.

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