Sunday, December 21, 2008

Retro Atelier Historical Reproduction Photos

I recently discovered the photo reproductions of Retro Atelier, and I'm completely addicted to the website [and to dreaming of having my portrait taken by them]. They specialize in the photographic aesthetics of the past, and they have gorgeous models who play their parts perfectly -- taking on the roles of everything from Pre-Raphaelite beauties and deco goddesses to 50's pin-ups and 60's modsters. Here are some of my favorites...














16 comments:

a vivid mess said...

O my goodness! I have an obsession with old photos. My favorite classic beauty would have to be Kiki, Man Ray's muse. I've been dying to get a copy of her memoirs, but it's a rare book and runs about $100. These photos are great! Thanks for sharing the link. :)

Tamara said...

Wow! Josephine Baker really looks like Josephine Baker in there! ;)

Savvy Mode SG said...

oh my how pretty. merry x-mas.

Stephanie Pina said...

Oh my goodness. These photos are nothing less than stunning! Thanks for posting them...they're wonderful.

lacouturiernyc said...

ohhh mylanta.

so fabulous!!

xoxo,
La C.

Miss Karen said...

Wow the pictures look simply marvellous! I would never have guessed they were taking recently!

mothersvea said...

Wow they are really amazing!!

yiqin; said...

The headgear is so pretty! I really like the Top Hat! & is that a banana on that girl?! Wow.

Milla said...

Wow these are gorgeous! I love the "Josephine" in particular. Oh and Merry Christmas!

[Tara] said...

vivid mess -- Kiki!! She was amazing!!

tamara -- I know; apparently that model is a Josephine-impersonator and she does burlesque. Too cool!

savvy -- Thank you dear and happy holidays to you!

[Tara] said...

stephanie -- of course! glad you enjoyed them!

lacouturier -- I haven't heard "oh mylanta" in a while...hysterical. Glad you enjoyed the photos ;)

Karen -- I know, on first glance they look truly old.

mothersvea -- they are stunning; I've been trying to figure out if they use true film processes or mix in photoshop, too...

yiqin -- I agree! I want all of the headbands!! and the top hat!

milla -- I love her pose...and the bananas of course!

michiko said...

Wow, these are fantastic! Adding the site to my "favorite sites" :) Thanks Tara.

lacouturiernyc said...

just wanted to wish you a merry christmas/happy holidays! :)

xoxo,
La C.

Kira Fashion said...

wow, thanks a lot for sharing, those photos are fantastic!

a kiss and Merry X-mas!!!

Paradis said...

Amazing photos, I want one!! :P

PIGNOUF said...

Joyeux Noël Tara...:)