I’m tickled pink and ready to visit the Philbrook Museum, as George Hurrell’s black & white portraits of old Hollywood beauties, Joan Crawford, Greta Garbo, Carole Lombard, Jean Harlow, to name a few, will be on exhibit until June!!! Voulez Vous Portraits has been bringing glamour, beauty, and boudoir Portraits back to Tulsa. You can see the inspiration in the two images below. 🙂
I get so excited and inspired looking through the images of old hollywood glamour, George Hurrell thank you for your legacy.
Thank you Brian Demint, www.facebook.com/brian.demint, for your inspiration and willingness to share. You have made a glamourous impact on my career 🙂
Late in the 19th century the common meaning shifted to being applied to ordinary objects and jewellery without connotations of supernatural, merely upon the effect that it has on appearance. This is a sense used in this article and to some extent is the way that it was used by the early Hollywood system.
In modern usage glamour is often confused with style or beauty; but they may be considered to be distinct, although glamour may give the appearance of beauty or present as a personal style.
Today, glamour is the impression of attraction or fascination that a particularly luxurious or elegant appearance creates, an impression which is better than the reality. Typically, a person, event, location, technology, or product such as a piece of clothing can be glamorous or add glamour.
Virginia Postrel says that for glamour to be successful nearly always requires sprezzatura – an appearance of effortlessness, and to appear distant – transcending the everyday, to be slightly mysterious and somewhat idealised, but not to the extent it is no longer possible to identify with the person. Glamorous things are neither opaque, hiding all, nor transparent showing everything, but translucent, favourably showing things.
Glamour photography is the photographing of a model with the emphasis on the model and the model’s sexuality and allure; with any clothing, fashion, products or environment contained in the image being of minor consideration. Photographers use a combination of cosmetics, lighting and airbrushing techniques to produce the most physically appealing image of the model possible.