Happy Birthday: Lillian Bassman
Lillian Bassman was born on June 15th. She was an amazing fashion photographer who worked at Harper's Bazaar in the 40's-60's.
Her photographs are unique in that there were few female photographers at that time, so she was able to capture the models in a more comfortable state. Lillian was also skilled in the darkroom where she manipulated her images by blurring and bleaching them.
I can't get enough of her compositions and contrast. She manages to abstract the figure while also bringing feeling and personality to the subject.
Above is an interview with her and below is her book.