Richard Avedon was an iconic photographer whose most famous works were shot for Harper's Bazaar, Vogue, and Life. An obituary published in The New York Times said that "his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America's image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century."
This is a wonderful series of black and white photos of the Taj Mahal by Thamer Al-Tassan. I love how all the photos were taken from a different perspective which gives you a much deeper and in depth look at the the surroundings of the world renowned building.
Horst P. Horst is famous for his fashion photography, most of which was for Vogue magazine. Horst's method entailed careful preparation with lighting and props arranged in advance. It is easy to see why his photos are synonymous with elegance, style and glamour. If you like these, you can buy a book of Horst Portraits on Amazon.
These photos feel like they were plucked straight out of the 1950's. The hairstyles and outfits give this fashion photo shoot a fun vintage feel. Ana Dias does a great job giving this shoot that vintage feel.
You might remember Matt Mawson from his great Coney Island series. This time he captures the Queensboro Bridge in New York City and its surroundings. I think the high contrast in these photos really helps make these rainy day photos come to life and gives them a gritty look.
A beautiful photo by Edward Weston as part of his Nude series.
Interestingly enough, while uploading this photo to Facebook, this description was automatically inserted:
"The documentary, called Eloquent Nude, which chronicles the relationship of Edward Weston and Charis Wilson is done. Charis is now 92, and she was a big part of Edward's most productive years. She is perhaps one of the most famous nudes in modern photography. Her recollections, caught on film by McCluskey -- and recreated by McCluskey -- form the heart of the film. It will premiere on March 8th at Portland Art Museum."