Category: Photography

The Stardust Lens of Cecil Beaton

Legendary portrait and fashion photographer Cecil Beaton was born on January 14, 1904, in the Hampstead area of London, England. With an eye for beauty, he also excelled at interior design, and was an Oscar-winning stage and costume designer, and a sparkling writer. Beaton captured stunning, intimate portraits of his subjects, many of whom were his friends. Here’s a …

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The Photographic Travels of Roloff Beny

Canadian travel photographer and painter Roloff Beny was born on this day January 7, 1924 in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada. Beny was an international photographer, but highly valued for his Canadian photography, for which he received the Order of Canada decoration. A 1976 Maclean’s article remarked that Beny was “one of the world’s most celebrated photographers, with …

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Looking Through David Bailey’s 1960s Eye

English portrait and fashion photographer David Bailey was born on this day January 2, 1938 in Essex, England. His great works span a number of decades, but today we are celebrating his birthday by looking at some thoroughly enjoyable highlights from his 1960 photography.