Vintage: John French Glamorous Fashion Photography That Emphasized Contrasts And Chiaroscuro

John French (1907 – 1966) was an English fashion and portrait photographer. The models he worked with included the most famous of the time and many were debutantes who went on to become well-known society figures. He was once described as ‘the man who brought a new glamour to fashion photography’. John French essentially captured elegance. Unlike other photographers of the early 1960s he had a certain magic, incorporating both a sense of 1950s refinement whilst also showcasing contemporary 1960s style and muses. Through photography of French, fashion is free of static poses, imposed by the clichés of the time dictated by Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, to focus on freedom of expression and on the naturalness of the shots. His images are characterized by a compositional research tending to perfection, with an obvious care and attention to detail and the poses of the models within the structure. Using a black and white sweet, the British photographer invents an innovative style and fresh that exploits the natural lights to create structured lines essential that emphasize the contrasts and chiaroscuro.

Vintage: John French glamorous fashion photography that emphasized contrasts and chiaroscuro

Vintage: John French glamorous fashion photography that emphasized contrasts and chiaroscuro

Vintage: John French glamorous fashion photography that emphasized contrasts and chiaroscuro

Vintage: John French glamorous fashion photography that emphasized contrasts and chiaroscuro

Vintage: John French glamorous fashion photography that emphasized contrasts and chiaroscuro

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