Edward Steichen (1879-1973)

He was one of the great iconic photographers of the twentieth century and a personal favorite of mine. Here are some of Steichen's photographs of Old Hollywood and early Vogue.

Vogue 1933 via

Gorgeous image of young Gary Cooper by Edward Steichen 1930

Mary Taylor wearing white angora hat with grosgrain band by Maria Guy, striped rough silk ensemble, and dark shirred scarf, with reflection in mirror behind her 1933

Vogue 1928

Bound for Hawaii, Edward Steichen photographs two models on the deck of the cruise ship liner Lurline, 1934 via 

Louise Brooks, 1928

Edward Steichen (1879–1973), Marlene Dietrich, 1931. Gelatin silver print, sheet: 10 × 8 in. (25.4 × 20.3 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Richard and Jackie Hollander in memory of Ellyn Hollander 2012.234. Steichen/Vanity Fair; © 2014 The Estate of Edward Steichen/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York via  the Whitney Museum

Edward Steichen (1879–1973), Foxgloves, France, 1925. Gelatin silver print, 9 15/16 × 7 15/16 in. (25.2 × 20.2 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; gift of Richard and Jackie Hollander in memory of Ellyn Hollander 2012.222. © 2014 The Estate of Edward Steichen/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York. 

Edward Steichen & Lilyan Tashman, Beach Party, Hollywood 1931

The street photography of Vivian Maier

The works of nanny and photographer Vivian Maier (February 1, 1926 – April 21, 2009) can be seen on this wonderful website. So much to see there, and beautifully presented in large images organized into portfolios. A documentary about her fascinating life "Finding Vivian Maier" will be released in theaters in March 2014. See the trailer here. Can't wait!

October 29, 1953. New York, NY | vivianmaier.com

June 1954. New York, NY | vivianmaier.com

November 4. 1955, San Francisco, CA | vivianmaier.com

May 5, 1955. New York, NY | vivianmaier.com

September 18, 1962 |  vivianmaier.com

September 18, 1962 | vivianmaier.com