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  • #865 - Sarah Moon

    Blues, 1996
    #865 - Sarah Moon

    “I’ve always known that I didn’t know what I was looking for, that the quest was more important than the prize, that was enough to keep me going”


    ~ Sarah Moon

  • #862 - Jean-Philippe Charbonnier

    Backstage at the Folies Bergeres, 1960/Printed 2002
    #862 - Jean-Philippe Charbonnier
    “To me exotic is a subway ticket away from my home. There is no need for me to buy a round trip ticket to Japan. I photographed people not always without cruelty, certainly, but with an impassioned interest with a lucid tenderness”

    ~ Jean-Philippe Charbonnier
  • #857 - Sarah Moon

    For Bill Blass, 1993
    #857 - Sarah Moon

    “In this world of illusion, moments are rare. For a moment to become reality it needs to have a “before” and an “after”, it needs to be related but forgotten in order to be found again”


    ~ Sarah Moon

    “Simplicity is the soul of modern elegance”

    ~ Bill Blass

  • #854 - Harry Benson

    “In 1963, Mrs Kennedy came to London for a visit with her sister, Princess Lee Radziwill, who lived there. I read the daily press bulletin from Buckingham Palace and saw they were expected for lunch with the Queen. I ran from outside Princess Radziwill’s home to Buckingham Palace and took this photograph as their limousine was about to turn into the gate. Recently when I showed the photograph to a close friend of Mrs Kennedy’s he immediately said, "That was taken before 1963", And when I asked how he knew, he replied simply, “Because Jackie never smiled that way again after 1963.”

    ~ Harry Benson

    “The children have been a wonderful gift to me and I’m thankful to have once again seen our world through their eyes. They restore my faith in the family’s future”

    ~ Jacqueline Kennedy
  • #843 - John Swannell

    Marianne Lah Swannell in Laura Ashley, 1980 (Printed 2022)
    #843 - John Swannell

    "Laura Ashley asked me to photograph some of her summer collection in the studio. I told her they need to be photographed in the countryside because her dresses were considered “romantic”. She said “Why don’t you come and stay at my house in Wales as I’m going on holiday” So Marianne Lah who was my girlfriend and I drove to Wales. We took no hair, make up or stylist. Just the two of us. The countryside around her house was spectacular. I just had to point the camera”

    ~ John Swannell


    “I don’t like ephemeral things. I just like things that last forever”

    ~ Laura Ashley

  • #836 - Georges Dambier

    Sophie Litvak et le petit chien (Sophie with little dog), Paris, 1952
    #836 - Georges Dambier

    “Darling, you are in love with my camera!”

    ~ Georges Dambier

  • #832 - Harry Benson

    Jackie, 1968
    #832 - Harry Benson

    “Crowds of skiers were waiting to catch a glimpse of the elegant former First Lady who was on holiday with her children. You could tell it was her from a mile away, even in a ski mask with the signature sunglasses propped on her head. You could still see her eyes - those eyes like no others”

    ~ Harry Benson
    (b. 1929)