Floating with Toni Frissell

I was reading a book about fashion photographers when I saw some images that I never saw before. Ignorance was my fault. Her name is Antoinette Frissell Bacon, aka Toni Frissell (1907-1988), after worked with Cecil Beaton and Edward Steichen, she started to work for Vogue in 1931 and then for Harper’s Bazaar. Her  pictures of women floating in the water (and not only – she was a good photojournalist during the World War II as well) are for me so contemporary and poetic. I’d just like to share with you – whom didn’t remember the photographer Toni Frissel – her amazing images and life.

From the recent book Coming Into Fashion – A Century of Photography at Condé Nast by Nathalie Herschdorfer (Thames & Hudson, 2012), “it was thanks to photographer Toni Frissell that Vogue began featuring a very different sort of image from those that had previously appeared in its pages”.

Toni Frissell, Flipper, 1950

Toni Frissell, Flipper, 1950

Tennis player 1947

Toni Frissell, Tennis player for Harper's Bazaar, 1947

Toni Frissell, Tennis player for Harper’s Bazaar, 1947

Toni Frissell, Mermaid, 1939

Toni Frissell, Mermaid, 1939

Lady in the water 1947

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