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‘Modern fashion photography was born when three brothers, Parisian postcard photographers, shifted their lenses to the upper echelon of French society in the early twentieth century. As impromptu portraits of beautiful women in inimitable finery at racecourses, resorts, and cars began to appear in magazines, courant designers such as Chanel, Hermes, and Madeleine Vionnet rushed to send their models to posh watering holes to be photographed with the beau monde.’
- From Amazon.
The Seeberger brothers could arguably be the parents of street style photography. Taking photos of the great and the good holidaying on the French Riviera, getting papped by these men was a trophy to bring home along with a nice brown tan.
The below photos are from the book Elegance: The Seeberger Brothers and the Birth of Fashion Photography. It’s out of print but there are still old (and expensive copies to be snapped up).
The photos have more than a whiff of Scott Schuman to them - do you agree?