Thursday, 17 September 2009

cornel lucas

Joan Collins

British photographer Cornel Lucas has been at the forefront of portrait photography for over forty years. he began working in a film-processing lab when he was just 15 years old, while studying photography at the Regent Street Polytechnic and would eventually become a portraitist for British film studios. he was so successful in this endeavour, that a specially equipped studio at Pinewood was set up for him to photograph the major stars they had under contract. during the 1940s and 1950s he took thousands of photographs, creating many iconic images of the leading players of the era. in 1959 he opened his own studio on Flood Street, Chelsea, working in advertising and fashion photography as well as portraiture. these are some of my favourites of his photographs.

Yvonne DeCarlo

Susan Travers

Marlene Dietrich

Leslie Caron

Brigitte Bardot

Anne Heywood

Belinda Lee


{Tara} said...

God, they really knew how to use shadows to create that perfect cheekbone look, didn't they? I wish all pictures of myself looked like this, HA!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

Love that first pic of Leslie Caron!..All his work is beautiful.

Ms. B said...

So so gorgeous!!!

Clorivak said...

STUNNING. Gosh, Bridgette is so cute and sexay! I just love her look. These are all amazing photos! Thanks for sharing!
Where abouts on the east coast are you visiting btw??

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