Barbara Mullen’s celebrated twenty-inch waist is at the center of Flat Hat Bare Back, which Bassman shot for Harper’s Bazaar in 1958. The formal, compositional elements of black-and-white fashion photography, which have since become Bassman’s...
Black-and-white photography; Gelatin silver print; Women photographers; Fashion
The photograph depicts a somewhat messy interior space, perhaps a hotel room. There are several open suitcases on the bed and bedside table, and clothes are visible in the closet, which has been left open. The high ceiling and stage lighting in the...
Color photography; Color print; Female nude in art; Photography of the nude; Bedroom furniture
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