Monthly Archives: September 2009

Mark Shaw in Paris, 1960


I can’t decide what I love most about these 1960’s Mark Shaw photographs—the fantastic attire on the models or the dashing Parisian interiors?  I have a book of Shaw’s photography of the Kennedy family (he is most famous for his chronicling of America’s Camelot) and have long been a fan of his rich, striking fashion photographs.  I adore his use of lighting—be it natural shining in from a window or low and sultry from a table lamp it always gives Shaw’s photographs a distinct mood.   My favorite?  The purple coat beside the leopard sofa.  Yours?