Golden Age - GQ Style China
In case you haven’t been keeping track (which you probably haven’t) GQ China has been killing it with their editorials. Having been a tennis player for basically all of my life, this is heavy inspiration for my personal wardrobe in the coming months.
Audrey Hepburn and Richard Avedon take publicity photos for Funny Face (1957)
Look at these bloody hipsters.
gangsters hipsters. I can hear the gunshots from Masculin, féminin.
What I love about Barbara Klemm’s work is how timelessly some of them reflect the human condition. She’s has other photos of old China which are intriguing because of how things haven’t changed in over 25 years, like transporting goods on bikes, wearing scarves on windy days (we still get the occasional sandstorm), and the bicycle food vendors. However, as someone’s who’s been seeing periodic glimpses of Beijing for the past decade, these scenes are fading, and they’ll soon turn to novelty (if they haven’t already for foreigners).
What speaks to me more deeply are gestures like the two figures dancing, the family sharing a park bench, or that little girl’s pout at the market. The costumes may change, but the characters won’t.
(See more at the Museum für Moderne Kunst’s web site—it’s a pity not all her photos are online.)
Metamorphosis, New York Ballet, 1953
Photograph by Michael Rougier. Japan, 1964.
Michael ROUGIER, Youth in Japan, 1964
Guilty of being on a vintage Asia kick lately.
Dig the minor detail of placing the text behind the people.
I thought this was just someone’s cool family photo, so thank you softfilm.
One of my biggest peeves with Tumblr is the lack of background information/credits with many photos.
(And props to fisherfolks for digging this up.)
Wah… cool photo! Sixties Shaw starlets feasting on sticky rice dumplings. That’s Fang Ying 方盈 standing. I’m not sure about who she’s handing the glass of tea. The one with downcast face is Li Ting 李婷, who ended up killing herself not long after this picture was taken. And last but not least is the incomparable Lily Ho 何莉莉, stuffing her face with food.