Lillian Bassman

<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>Shaped and Supple, Alicia Mendoza, corselet by Warner’s</i>, 1954</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>Barbara Miller, Paris, Harper's Bazaar</i>, 1948</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>Next To Nothing, Model Unknown, New York, Junior Bazaar</i>, 1948</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>Carmen Having Tea</i>, circa 1950</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>Du Pont - Maria Newell</i>, circa 1950s</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>It's A Cinch, Carmen, New York, Harper's Bazaar</i>, 1951</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>In This Year of Lace, Dovima, Dress by Jane Derby, The Plaza Hotel, New York, Harper's Bazaar</i>, October 1951</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>The V-Back Evenings, Suzy Parker, Harper's Bazaar, New York</i>, 1955</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>The Little Furs: Mary Jane Russell by cape-jacket by Ritter Brothers, The Essex House, New York. Harper's Bazaar</i>, 1955</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>Tunic Suit, Sunny Harnett, Harper's Bazaar, NY</i>, July 1955</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>More Fashion Mileage Per Dress, Barbara Vaughn, NY</i>, 1956</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>Betty Threat, Harper's Bazaar, New York</i>, 1957</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>Barbara Mullen, Harper's Bazaar, New York</i>, 1958</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>Barbara Mullen aboard Le Bateau Mouche, Chanel Advertising Campaign, Paris</i>, 1960</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>Charles James Dress, Carmen, New York, Harper's Bazaar</i>, 1960</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>Crack Series, B, New York City</i>, circa 1970</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>Dress by Thierry Mugler, German Vogue</i>, 1998</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, Model unknown, circa 1950. Reinterpreted in 2006</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>Lisa Fonssagrives, Harper’s Bazaar, circa 1950 / Flower 28 (Pink Mallow), 2006</i>, 2006</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>Backstage at the Joanna Mastroianni spring fashion show, Bryant Park, New York</i>, 2007</p>
<p><b>Lillian Bassman</b>, <i>Untitled 1</i>, 2008</p>
1917 , d. 2012

Worked in textile design and fashion illustration and studied with Alexey Brodovitch, the art director of Harper's Bazaar, where she later worked. As co-art director of Junior Bazaar she gave Richard Avedon, Robert Frank, Arnold Newman and others their starts in fashion photography; later as a freelance photographer, she achieved a distinguished graphic style with her use of darkroom techniques. Left fashion in the 70s and destroyed most of her commercial negatives, turning to abstract and still life photography. In the 90s she re-imagined some of her surviving negatives with Photoshop, which renewed interest in her work and brought about her return to fashion.

time well spent

closeup view Jack Troy cup, links to Jack Troy artist page

time to explore

link to newest page of ceramic artist links, including link to Scott Parady, pictured

time flies

Link to monthly image blog