Recently I was chatting with my dad about old Hollywood classics. We were on a FaceTime call, both admiring a scene from the 1938 movie “Holiday“, Starring Katherine Hepburn and Cary Grant. The value of the monochromatic faces, clothing, and the scene as a whole, is purely captivating. You really appreciate all the tiny little details: the texture of fabrics, the contrast between light and dark, the intricacies of the architecture. “They don’t really make them like that anymore”, (says my father), and I agree! Of course if you know me, you are no stranger to the fact that I love vintage glamour, so being inspired by these movies and the actors is quite a daily occurrence.
I was scrolling through Instagram, and a post from one of my retro/vintage accounts I follow had posted a high contrast photograph (see above) of Marlene Dietrich taken by Milton Greene in 1952, and I was reminded again of the beauty in the subtlety.
It’s an odd time to try and find inspiration, but I kind of just decided to go with it, and create something modern with a vintage flair with my self portrait photography. Got my tripod out, and my remote with timer, did my hair, and made some magic.
More can be seen over on my Flickr page!