Then- The book ‘Hard Twist,’ written by Barbara Van Cleve with her black & white images, was published in 1995. Spanning over a decade, Van Cleve traveled the wild west states- Montana, Wyoming, New Mexico and others. Instead of photographing cowboys, she focused her lens on their female counterpart. Her portraits capture these hardworking yet tender women ranchers at their best.
Portraits- Kim Davis, CS Ranch, 1986 (top right), Melody Harding, Bar Cross Ranch, 1986 (middle left), Kim Davis, 1986 (middle left) and Dee Dee Dickinson, Vermillion Ranch, 1993 (bottom)
Now- Ben Weller’s color images have a similar western flavor. Shot at the Zapata Ranch in Colorado for UK Harper’s Bazaar, March 2015.
Fashion details- Gucci knitwear & jeans (top left), Miu Miu taffeta/silk mix ruffled blouse & brocade skirt (middle right) and Ralph Lauren silk shirt & leather pants (bottom left). Hat and boots are model’s own.
Then- The U.S. postal service introduces the 15 cent photography stamp in 1978.
Now- A single stamp on ebay for $1.
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Then- Laura Ashley blue wool sweater from her collection in 1984.
Now- Thirty years later this sweater still looks great. It’s updated with black leggings and oxfords. At the neckline is a large safety pin with beads (inspired by Marc Jacobs pin clutch) that holds the flipped up collar in place.
(Photos & Styling- © 2014 Martha Browne. Model- Danielle)
Update 02/2017- Large paper mache pearl suspended from a safety pin at Plumo.
Long before texting, there was the ‘talking tree‘ where students tacked hundreds of messages to each other. This one was on the campus of the University of Chicago c. 1950.
…Vanity Fair Magazine, 1997.
The kitchen of restauranteur Keith McNally.
(Photo- James Mortimer)
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Vintage dorm room photos c. 1977.
Interior details- Rugby striped curtain, five drawer dresser, Grover, granny square afghan and alarm clock.
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