Frieda Gertrude Riess

Riess was born in Czarnikau in the Prussian Province of Posen where her Jewish parents were shopkeepers. At the end of the 1890s, the family moved to Berlin where she first studied sculpture under Hugo Lederer (c. 1907) and later photography at the Berlin « Photographischen Lehranstalt », receiving her diploma in the summer of 1915.

In 1918, she opened a business on the prestigious Kurfürstendamm; it became one of the most popular studios in the city. Partly as a result of her marriage to the journalist Rudolf Leonhard in the early 1920s, she extended her clientele to celebrities such as playwright Walter Hasenclever, novelist Gerhart Hauptmann and actors and actresses including Tilla Durieux, Asta Nielsen and Emil Jannings. While on a trip to Italy in 1929, she was invited to photograph Benito Mussolini. In addition, she contributed to the journals and magazines of the day including Die Dame, Berliner Illustrierte Zeitung, Der Weltspiegel, Querschnit and Koralle

Her success in Berlin was however short-lived. In 1932, after falling in love with the elderly French ambassador in Berlin, she moved to Paris with him, disappearing from the public eye. Even the date of her death cannot be clearly established and her place of burial remains unknown  (source wilkipedia)

 

Frieda Riess- Toni Freeden – Dancer, Germany  in a dancing pose – 1927 via getty images

Frieda Riess- The dancer Grit Helgesa Portrait in the role of a Harlekin Vintage,1920 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Ellen Petz Dancer, choreographer, Germany with a partner in the Petz Kainer Ballet ‘Scherzo’; costumes designed by Ludwig Kainer – 1920 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Portrait of Margo Lion, Cabaret Artist, Chansonniere, Actress, Germany, Portrait singing the couplet ‘Die Linie der Mode’ in the Wilde Bühne in Berlin 1924 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Hands Beautiful female hands , 1924 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Portrait of The dancer Grit Hegesa,1919 via getty images

Frieda Riess-Mria Schreker, Opera SingerWife of the composer Franz Schreker ,1922 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Lotte Pritzel Costume designer, doll artist,1925 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Lally Horstmann1920 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Lani Mohr-Solf,1931 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Portrait of the actress Leontine Kühnbergy 1925 via getty images

Frieda Riess- Dare Vare The daughter of the Italian Ambassador in China, wearing a white dress in the summer,1933 via getty images

Frieda Riess-Trude  Hesterberg – Actress, SingerPortrait in the cabaret Wilde Bühne, dressed in a long dress Vintage,1922 via getty images

Frieda Gertrud Riess The Sculptor Renée Sintenis (Die Bildhauerin Renée Sintenis) Gelatin silver print, 1925-35 Via moma

Frieda Gertrud Riess – Woman’s handS, 1924 via

 

Frieda Ries- Renee Sintenis, sculptor, Germany 1925 via

Frieda Riess-Baroness Nadine Uexküll dressed as Nefertiti,1928

Atelier Riess (Frieda Gertrud). Bara – Die Tänzerin Charlotte Bara. Ca. 1926-28.

Frieda Gertrud Riess Nude Model ,photogravure, 1925 via ebay

Frieda Gertrud Riess Nude Model ,photogravure, 1925 via ebay

Frieda Gertrud Riess Nude Model ,photogravure, 1920 via ebay

Frieda Gertrud Riess Nude Model ,photogravure 1920 via ebay

Albert Wyndham

 

Albert Wyndham -Contorsion Paris, fin des années 1920 Épreuve argentique

Albert Wyndham -Tension Paris, fin des années 1920 Épreuve argentique

Albert Wyndham -untitled Paris – stamped – 1920s silver gelatin

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Albert Wyndham -Untitled 1930s, silver gelatin print

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Albert Wyndham – from Album of Original Gelatin Silver Prints Erotic, Dessous by Albert Wyndham, c. 1930

Albert Wyndham – from Album of Original Gelatin Silver Prints Erotic, Dessous by Albert Wyndham, c. 1930

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Albert Wyndham – Untitled , Paris around 1919 with the courtesy of the personal collection © Siegfried Sander

 

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Albert Wyndham -Untitled 1920s, silver gelatin print

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PETIT CHOC Les Deux Tournelles, 1930. Photographs by Albert Wyndham

PETIT CHOC Les Deux Tournelles, l’attente 1930. Photographs by Albert Wyndham

PETIT CHOC Les Deux Tournelles, 1930. Photographs by Albert Wyndham

PETIT CHOC Les Deux Tournelles,1930. Photographs by Albert Wyndham

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Albert Arthur Allen-Nudes outdoors

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