March 16, 2010
A prominent fashion photographer in the 1940s and 1950s, Nina Leen was one of the first female photographers to work for LIFE magazine. She grew up in Europe (Russian born) and her first camera was a Rolleiflex which she used to primarily photograph animals. Nina Leen is mostly known for her animal photography, but in the fashion world, she is well known for her classic and timeless fashion photography.



Her obituary in the { New York Times } has a bit more information on her.


Nina Leen for LIFE magazine

Image credits: 1.} Beach Fashions, 1950, 2.} 1949 via Sunday Morning, 3.} Roosevelt Raceway, 1958 via My Vintage Vogue, 4.} Conversation Skirts via Playfast, 5.} Vintage capelet, 1950 via My Vintage Vogue, 6.} Woman Showing Her Fashionable Hairstyle poster print via Amazon, 7.} 1950 by Nina Leen via Elena-Lu

Photo of Nina Leen via LIFE.com

20 comments:

  1. What wonderful art! The one of the ladies all in checks, waiting in line, and the final image of women in cocktail dresses at the table, are especially marvellous.

    ReplyDelete
  2. I have just died and gone to heaven. Those photos are DIVINE! I am constantly looking for a 50's capelet - if only I could have that one! You have a great blog, I am looking forward to keeping up with it. Best, Maria, Vintage Suburbia (Melbourne)

    ReplyDelete
  3. I just found a Life mag I'd forgotten I even had and the swimsuit shot is in it, what a coincidence! Fabulous!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is called the creativity with purpose, true art that carries almost every aspect of photography i like the 3rd picture the composition is awesome, picture is completely balanced.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Buy slotted angles garments racks, we are one of the most popular garments rack manufacturer and exporter at reasonable rates in Delhi (India).

    ReplyDelete
  6. wow all those garments are so amazing and fabulous I don't come to your blog as often as I would like, but whenever I do I see some really amazing things keep up the good work! =)
    louis vuitton mini agenda refill
    black baseball cap

    ReplyDelete
  7. It is the post which i like mostHey I read your articles every day and I am a great follower, but never struck in my mind that you be praised for your hard work. Here’s a token for your efficiency and the hard work you put in your articles. I just love to read it.

    valentines day ideas

    Buy Kamagra

    ReplyDelete
  8. So cute lol Since long I have never read anything as refreshing as this one. ^_^ I am so glad that I read this. I may post this on my facebook account so that others read this and enjoy it like it did…: D
    Generic Viagra

    ReplyDelete
  9. Buy Viagra at low price is discount online pharmacy offering Viagra online forless. Our viagra online pharmacy is internet's leading online pharmacy at affordable at affordable discount prices.

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love that black dress as well the dress suits. This was one of the best eras for fashion for women.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Nice blog created by the blog owner its looking so attractive and have a quality to attract a visitor very easily. I like your post to its very effective and your blog template is according to your blog. Eyelets, eyelets manufacturers in India

    ReplyDelete
  12. I like all those models and also your dresses.


    Laby[tailcoat]

    ReplyDelete
  13. Awesome!I like those old fashion.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I especially love the girls lying in the sand on the beach, these bathing suits really look like a mini dress today.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/NINAVALENTINA/319249371448115?ref=tn_tnmn

    ReplyDelete
  15. This is what I have been looking for many days. Really good work!

    ReplyDelete
  16. the circle skirt photo is amazing. I love it. she had really great sense of composition and whimsy, and I love that.

    www.readydressedgo.blogspot.com

    hugs, Vanessa

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for taking the time to leave me a little comment, I do try to respond back as often as I can. Have a lovely day! xoxo - Rodellee