submitted by Alexandria
Source: The Art of Pocahontas
Giovanni Boldini | Marchesa Luisa Casati with a greyhound | c. 1908
I completely forgot her in my “Favorite 20th Century Icon” post earlier. She is the namesake of the Marchesa fashion house (for those of you who didn’t know).
WOOPS I MEANT TO PUT THIS ON MY PHOTOGRAPHY BLOG. oh well…. deal w/ it.
Look what I picked up from the antique store yesterday! These are so freaking cool I can’t even….
This isn’t really great photography or anything, I just wanted to show you all my sweet gear. Also I’ve been experimenting with my camera without the assistance of Auto focus. I’m loving it so far, setting things for specific lighting and shutter speeds is totally awesome.
Yay for being a little less photo-newbish!
THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
‘The very essence of romance is uncertainty.’
Alphonse Mucha, world renowned for his Art Nouveau graphics, used photographs of models for much of his reference material. But sometimes the photographs themselves were beautiful and had that Mucha look about them—such as this inspirational 1919 image he used as a study for a bank note design.