Borgen Gustav– Portrait of Marie Warhus, 1915

Borgen Gustav– Portrait of Marie Warhus, 1915

Theda Bara as Vampire , 1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film “A Fool There Was »directed by Frank Powell]

Theda Bara, as the vampire ,  1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film A Fool There Wasdirected by Frank Powell]

Theda Bara, as the vampire , 1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film « A Fool There Was »directed by Frank Powell]

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Theda Bara, as the vampire ,  1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film “A Fool There Was »directed by Frank Powell]

Theda Bara, as the vampire , 1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film A Fool There Wasdirected by Frank Powell]

Theda Bara, as the vampire , 1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film A Fool There Wasdirected by Frank Powell]

Theda Bara, as the vampire , 1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film A Fool There Wasdirected by Frank Powell]

Theda Bara, as the vampire , 1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film A Fool There Wasdirected by Frank Powell]

Theda Bara, as the vampire ,  1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film A Fool There Wasdirected by Frank Powell].

Theda Bara, as the vampire , 1915 -[in a publicity shot for the film A Fool There Wasdirected by Frank Powell].

 Underwood & Underwood - Portrait of Theda Bara in A Fool There Was directed by frank Powell, 1915

Underwood & Underwood – Portrait of Theda Bara in A Fool There Was directed by frank Powell, 1915

 Underwood & Underwood - Theda Bara, as the vampire , in A Fool There Was directed by Frank Powell, 1915

Underwood & Underwood – Theda Bara, as the vampire , in A Fool There Was directed by Frank Powell, 1915 Here

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Arnold Genthe- an Isadora Duncan’s dancers , 1915

Arnold Genthe- an Isadora Duncan's dancers  , 1915

Arnold Genthe- an Isadora Duncan’s dancers , 1915

František Drtikol- Carnets de travail (workbooks)

Pour son travail, de préparations des livres Drtikol fait de petites photos de ses photographies – (prises principalement avec des appareils de grand format )- il existe un grand nombres de « livres de travail » de lui. Pour ces planches contacts , il  épinglait  sur une feuille  ses photographies sur un mur  avec des punaises ( la trace est visible sur les photos) et photographiait les compilations de chaque travaux qu’il avait réalisés , contenant à chaque fois de  quatre à dix planches des séries. Il a appelé ces photographies ‘vzorníky’ (échantillonneur).  En coupant les épreuves,  il obtenait ces petites images qui représentaient une base centrale pour la réflexion et le développement de son travail. Ici nous avons 100 images fournissant un très large aperçu de sa période la plus importante autour de la photographie de nu entre environ 1915 et 1930. D’un point de vue stylistique, les compositions couvrent la gamme complète de sa maîtrise créative de la photographie d’art de Prague en passant  du symbolisme  jusqu’à  l’art Deco.

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For his workbooks, Drtikol produced tiny pictures of the photographs he took, mostly with large-format cameras. In order to do so, he pinned contact prints (sometimes the pins were even visible on the tiny pictures) to the wall and took photographs of arrangements of four to ten works. He called these photographs ‘vzorníky’ (samplers).By cutting the contact prints of these ‘vzorníky’ he got the small format pictures that, on different sorts of paper and in different arrangements, represent a central basis for the reflection and the development of his work. The offered pages, with 100 pictures in total, provide a deep insight into his most important creative period of nude photography between 1915 and 1930. The compositions encompass stylistically the full range of his artistic mastery, ranging from art photography and Prague symbolism to Art Deco.

 

František Drtikol - A collection of 100 nude studies, c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža

František Drtikol – A collection of  nude studies, from his  workbooks,c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža Prague 2006

František Drtikol - A collection of 100 nude studies, c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža

František Drtikol – A collection of nude studies, from his  workbooks, c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža Prague 2006

František Drtikol - A collection of 100 nude studies, c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža

František Drtikol – A collection of  nude studies, from his  workbooks, c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža  Prague 2006

František Drtikol - A collection of 100 nude studies, c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža

František Drtikol – A collection of  nude studies, from his  workbooks,c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža Prague 2006

František Drtikol - A collection of 100 nude studies, c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža

František Drtikol – A collection of  nude studies, from his  workbooks, c. 1915-1930 from František Drtikol, Pracouní kniha fotografií, hrsgg. v. Stanislav Doleža Prague 2006

Frantisek Drtikol -Workbook of Photographs . Text Stanislav Dolezal and Anna Farova, czech and english Svet publishers

Frantisek Drtikol – plate , c. 1915-1930  from Workbook of Photographs .Svet publishers 2006

Frantisek Drtikol - plate from Workbook of Photographs . Svet publishers, 2006

Frantisek Drtikol – plate from Workbook of Photographs . Svet publishers, 2006

Frantisek Drtikol - plate from Workbook of Photographs . Svet publishers, 2006

Frantisek Drtikol – plate from Workbook of Photographs . Svet publishers, 2006

Frantisek Drtikol -Workbook of Photographs . Text Stanislav Dolezal and Anna Farova, czech and english Svet publishers 2

Frantisek Drtikol – c. 1915-1930  from Workbook of Photographs . Svet publishers 2006

Frantisek Drtikol -Workbook of Photographs . Text Stanislav Dolezal and Anna Farova, czech and english Svet publishers

Frantisek Drtikol -Workbook of Photographs . Svet publishers 2006

Frantisek Drtikol -Workbook of Photographs . Text Stanislav Dolezal and Anna Farova, czech and english Svet publishers 2

Frantisek Drtikol -plate , c. 1915-1930  from  Workbook of Photographs . Svet publishers 2006

Frantisek Drtikol - plate from Workbook of Photographs . Svet publishers, 2006

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Grundworth- Pin-up nude Nylon Strümpfe stockings, 1915

Lejaren A Hiller

Lejaren Hiller Sr. / Lejaren à Hiller / John Hiller (3 July 1880 – 23 May 1969) was an accomplished American illustrator and photographer.

 

Born as John Hiller in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, he changed his name to Lejaren à Hiller when he moved from New York City. He studied painting and illustration at the Chicago Art Institute and travelled to Paris where he found work in a number of studios. By the early 1900s his attention turned to photography and he was widely regarded as the « creator of American photographic illustration ».

Hiller was known for dramatically staged tableaux. He would spend considerable time and effort in arranging the set and models, while an assistant took the photograph, making Hiller’s contribution more directorial than photographic. He was more interested in the final result than the means used to achieve it and is remembered for saying:

« If a man wants to strangle his wife and throw her in the kitchen sink, let him do it any way he wants to. If he’s doing it awkwardly, or not the way I’d do it, all right — it’s a good job so long as he gets her into the sink, completely strangled.« 

From 1927-50 Hiller was commissioned by Davis & Geck to produce the prints for a series of historic advertisements entitled “Sutures in Ancient Surgery,” and published in 1944 as “Surgery through the Ages”. Hiller used elaborate costumes, dramatic backdrops and lighting, and had half-clad models posing as patients. The images depicted a broad range from mediaeval and Aztec surgeons, to surgeons from ancient Egypt and India. The collection was widely acclaimed, and in 1937 won the Edward Bok Award for advertising. The originals of this series were donated to the Art Institute of Chicago.

Hiller also created a series of photographic posters for the US Armed Forces during World War II.

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Lejaren A.Hiller -Untitled- 1915-20s

Lejaren A.Hiller -Untitled- 1915-20s

Lejaren A. Hiller - Nu Voilé, vers 1920

Lejaren A. Hiller – Nu Voilé, vers 1920

Lejaren A Hiller, Woman in Costume, 1920

Lejaren A Hiller, Woman in Costume, 1920

Lejaren A Hiller - Semi-Nude Woman in Costume Seated, 1920

Lejaren A Hiller – Semi-Nude Woman in Costume Seated, 1920

Lejaren A Hiller -Vale ,1923

Lejaren A Hiller -Vale ,1923

Lejaren A Hiller -In Arcady By Moonlight - 1915 [Photogravure ]

Lejaren A Hiller -In Arcady By Moonlight – 1915 [Photogravure ]

Lejaren A Hiller Photogravure , 1915

Lejaren A Hiller Photogravure , 1915

Lejaren A Hiller Devotion - Photogravure , 1915

Lejaren A Hiller Devotion – Photogravure , 1915

Lejaren A Hiller -The Wine of Columbine - Photogravure , 1915

Lejaren A Hiller -The Wine of Columbine – Photogravure , 1915

Lejaren A Hiller “Bypaths in Arcady” (Kendall Banning)

Lejaren A Hiller “Bypaths in Arcady” (Kendall Banning)

Lejaren A Hiller - Double exposure, 1930s

Lejaren A Hiller – Double exposure, 1930s

 

Hypocrites, 1915. Dir. Lois Weber

Hypocrites, 1915.  Dir. Lois Weber

Hypocrites, 1915.  Dir. Lois Weber