Beautiful Retro & Romance Fashion Photography By Jerry Schatzberg
On a tricycle, photographer William ‘Bill’ Helburn peddles Italian actress and model Elsa Martinelli, who rides in an attached cart, across Park Ave South, New York, 1954.
Jerry Schatzberg is notably known for his iconic and intimate portraits of famous figures, for example, the defining cover of Blonde and Blonde featuring a scowling Bob Dylan. However, before that sudden switch, Schatzberg was a fashion photographer, trained by the famous Alexey Brodovitch. Here are some of his shots taken for magazines such as Vogue, Esquire, Glamour and McCall’s during the ‘50s and ‘60s.
Model Colin Fox, in a tuxedo, and an unidentified female model, in a black, backless dress, share a bottle of champagne in Central Park, New York, 1956.
Low-angle view of two models as they talk together in a waiting room at Idlewild Airport (later renamed John F. Kennedy International Airport), Queens, New York, 1957. The photo was part of a shoot for Vogue magazine.
Outside of the Bergdorf Goodman clothing store, a woman in a black fur hat and fur-trimmed coat hails a taxi as pedestrians walk past and window shop, New York, 1958.
Portrait of Cynthia O’Neal and Anne St. Marie, both in white fur hats and black dresses, as they sit at a table under a window through which a boy watches, New York, July 21, 1958.
Dressed in a black top, flowered skirt and white pearls, fashion model Anne St. Marie sits with a man on a dock in New York Harbor, August 28, 1958. The photo was part of a shoot for Vogue Magazine.
Dressed in a two-piece white suit and white gloves, American fashion model Anne St. Marie holds an umbrella as she tries to push fellow model Fabian Malloy, dressed in a suit and bowler hat, into a taxi on a street, New York, 1958. The photo was part of a shoot for Vogue magazine.
View of fashion models Bob Smith and Anne St. Marie as they shop amid vendors at the Fulton Fish Market, New York, August 28, 1958. The photo was part of a shoot for Vogue magazine.
Nighttime view, from behind, of fashion models Bob Smith and Anne St. Marie as they smile at one another, their foreheads nearly touching, seated under an umbrella in the rain, in a convertible with its top down, New York, New York, 1958.
Dressed in evening wear, models Mary Hilem and Bob Smith dance amidst a number of wind-up toys and in front of rows of empty benches in Central Park, New York, 1958.
Model Monique Lefevre and an unidentified male model hold umbrellas as they play chess on a bench in Central Park, New York, August 28, 1958.
In a black coat, plaid skirt and brown beret, model Monique Lefevre looks down at a child in a red stroller while a pink balloon obscures model Bob Smith’s head, as they walk in Central Park, New York, August 28, 1958.
American model Anne St. Marie uses the phone in an airport telephone booth while a pair of child models stand in the neighboring booth, Queens, New York, January 31, 1959.
American model Anne St. Marie, in a black dress, pearls and a flowered turban, stands in an airport newsstand and looks out the window a pair of child models escorted by fashion model Bob Smith, Queens, New York, January 31, 1959.
At an airport check-in counter, American model Anne St. Marie, in a polka dot dress and black hat, and model Bob Smith look down at a child model who holds a toy gun, Queens, New York, January 31, 1959.
Wearing a polka dot dress, American fashion model Anne St. Marie leans against fashion model Bob Smith as they stand in the wind on a bridge at Idlewild Airport (later renamed John F Kennedy International Airport), Queens, New York, January 31, 1959.
Fashion model Bob Smith talks with American model Anne St. Marie, who wears a flowered sweater set, black skirt, and black disc hat, as they each stand in adjacent phone booths, New York, February 2, 1959.
In the early morning, a female model, in a white dress, embraces a male model, in a suit, under an umbrella on sidewalk of the Grand Central Station ramp, New York, September 13, 1959.
Couple arm in arm, woman wearing black braided jacket and skirt of tortoise cotton velveteen etched with black paisley, by Ellen Brooke. Man in black tie. August 1959.
View, from the front seat of a Cadillac, of two unidentified models as they whisper to one another in the backseat, New York, June 16, 1960. The photo was part of a shoot for a Cadillac commercial.