Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Using Iconic Photographs in Decor.....



Does this photograph look familiar?

Svenska Mobler via Andrew Wilder Gallery




How about now?




I am sure you have seen this photograph of Los Angeles Interior Designer, Windsor Smith's home in magazines or on Pinterest or blogs.   The clean crisp white walls with pops of Hermes orange, the simple lines of the framed print with the more ornate gold console adds up to sheer elegance.   The photograph on the wall by famous photographer Mark Shaw is undoubtedly the showstopper here, right?  Taken in 1955 in a Paris courtyard of a model in a Givenchy gown and orange cape.  Limited to 30 copies but is still available for $1100.00  from Svenska Mobler  via Andrew Wilder Gallery




  Who was Mark Shaw....




 Mark Shaw was a well known celebrity and fashion photographer in the 1950's and 60's.  Mr. Shaw began his career with Harpers Bazaar, but also worked as a freelance photographer for Life Magazine.  Best known for his photographs of the Kennedy's.  He became their family photographer.  As a freelance photographer, Mr Shaw owned the rights to his photographs.  His photographs are still available today through Andrew Wilder Gallery .  Pop over to the gallery and peruse the vast collection of great photographs you can purchase today! If you are like me you will spend hours coveting these works of art.

Here is another view of the same photograph



Here are some others that I found particularly interesting.....





Other beautiful photographs Shaw took of models, all available from
http://www.svenskamobler.com/html/markshaw.php










Svenska Mobler





I love the Bedecked beach hats Hit The City which was an assignment Shaw did for Life Magazine in 1959!.  I would love to recreate this photo with some of my friends today. 




Shaw photographed many famous people.  Among them were Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Picasso, Miro, Grace Kelley, Cary Grant and many others.  Here a few of  the several photographs he took of CoCo Chanel.  There are several more at the gallery site.








Coco Chanel



Coco Chanel



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Best known for his photographs of the Kennedy Family, this one of Jackie is a favorite.
It was taken when JFK was campaigning for the presidency.  
Svenska Mobler via Andrew Wilder Gallery

Shaw became a close family friend to the Kennedy's he was invited to Hyannis Port and  the White House to photograph the family.  There are so many up close, intimate and personal photographs of the Kennedys.  He published a collection of these photographs in 1964 in a book named The John F. Kennedys: A Family Album which which sold many copies. He took not only formal shots of the Kennedys but also casual ones like the one below of Jackie playing with Caroline and the family dog.  
For Info to Purchase

Svenska Mobler via Andrew Wilder Gallery


Hard to believe that some of these photographs are 50+ years old, they still look so current.  Just reinforces how photograph can truly be works of art just as much as paintings and sculptures.  I hope you regard these works as highly as I do.  Viewing these photographs makes me want to get out my camera and start snapping photos of my own family. 
 It also makes one realize the importance of hiring professionals when you want a photograph for keeps!  If you can't afford to purchase one of the Mark Shaw photographs, be inspired to shoot your own and use in your decor.  Now to decide which one I am going to purchase or better yet, do what I always ended up doing when I can't buy one for myself...
put it in the client's home!

This post was written to direct potential buyers to the Andrew Wilder Gallery at Svenska Mobler to purchase photographs for personal use. 

The photographs are not to be reproduced in any manner.  


*Visit the ANDREW WILDER GALLERY at www.svenskamobler.com to view the entire collection of Mark Shaw fashion photography.*
All images are copyrighted to Mark Shaw. Not for reproduction. Contact www.markshawphoto.com for licensing/syndication.
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13 comments:

  1. I love fashion photography -- and these are amazing! Thank you for sharing, Lisa!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed! I love them as well Traci!

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  2. How gorgeous and iconic. And the fashions are incredible. Love this post.

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    1. Thanks Jen! Off to check out your web page! I love your name! Two of my favs!

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  3. What a fascinating and to die for gorgeous post! Clothes from that era are so lovely. I've been looking through a book that shows all the clothes that Jackie wore as First Lady. I can't get enough!

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    1. Thank you so much! I do love the clothes from that era and the glamour!!! Wasn't Jackie O the bomb? I feel the exact same as you!!! BTW love your prints!!!

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  5. Lisa - what a beautiful post! I love all these women and images. Thanks so much for sharing and thanks for stopping by today and leacing a note! Have a great evening - Jalon

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    1. Thank You Jalon! Hope you are having a great evening too!

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  6. Mark Shaw is a genius, I love all these classic photos in your post! Got a classic twist of Spring style from this. Way to go!

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    1. Thank You so much for commenting! Happy you liked the post! Have a great evening!

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  7. Love the post and the photos!! Photography makes such great artwork. And you can't beat photos of Jackie.

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    1. I love these too Julia! Yes, we need to get started on your house. I am coming to Chapel Hill this week. Will let you know when, once I get my schedule settled.

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