Thursday, December 22, 2011

Original 1960s photography by Ronald Falloon on Vintage Seekers

Newly added to Vintage Seekers is a collection of original 1960s fashion portraits by the seminal photographer Ronald Falloon, a contemporary of renowned photographers John French and David Bailey.

Originally a music student at Heidelberg University, Falloon was encouraged to pursue photography after his raw talent was recognized during a summer placement in Cannes. He went on to work for French, eventually shooting all of the same models and celebrities as his mentor.

The collection consists of both black & white and colour photographs, all signed and numbered according to their edition. Each print offers the buyer the opportunity to own a rare piece of vintage memorabilia.

The collection is an intriguing symbiosis of the fashion and artistic flair for which the 1960s are famed. Truly capturing the zeitgeist of that era, it includes shots of a typically sultry Twiggy in her 'Bambi-eyes-and-pixie-crop' heyday, snapped in the surroundings of her Ladbroke Grove flat. Two striking photographs of Jean Shrimpton, widely regarded as one of the first supermodels, reveal an altogether more vulnerable side to this icon of the ‘swinging sixties’.

The remainder of the collection is composed of fashion models sporting the likes of Biba and Mary Quant, those stalwarts of 1960s fashion design. All of the images subtly evoke the cutting-edge nature of the decade.

Below are a select few examples of the stunning prints now available in Photography, within the Collectibles category of Vintage Seekers online.

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