Saturday, May 2, 2009

Mark Shaw Photography

I have always had a love affair for Mark Shaw's photos. He is best known for documenting scenes of the John F. Kennedy family and his photography for Life Magazine.  In the 1950's and 1960's, Mark Shaw was one of the first photographers to shoot fashion on the runways and backstage at "couture" shows. He also captured models, celebrities and lush interiors. I love how all his pictures tell a story.  They take you back to an era of pure glamour and high style. 

Svenska Mobler/Andrew Wilder Gallery at 1st dibs is an exclusive dealer of his works.   Here are some of my favorites...Enjoy!

 Editioned Audrey Hepburn portrait by Mark Shaw #28, L.A. 1953

Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite celebrities. She was perky and chic at the same time...only Audrey could pull that off.  To me this picture shows both of those qualities. 

Original Limited Edition Mark Shaw Fashion Photo-Paris 1960

This photo was originally taken for LIFE magazine. It is probably my most favorite. I love the interiors detail and of course the model looks fabulous wearing Dior...

Mark Shaw Editioned Photo-Model in apartment of Henri Samuel, France 1960's.

Again, the interiors here are just exquisite. I love the plum walls.

"Couture in Paris Courtyard #2" Fashion Photo by Mark Shaw 1955

Look at this Backdrop...

Jackie Kennedy in Portofino 1961 by Mark Shaw 
1st dibs

Isn't this heaven? This is my idea of a weekend getaway...what do you think?

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