Monday, July 1, 2013

claire aho

I just "discovered" Finnish photographer Claire Aho for the first time on the internets the other day, and I had to share her fun, bold photographs with you.  Ms. Aho is a pioneer of color photography, who worked out of her own studio in Helsinki in the 1950s and 1960s, at a time when photography and advertising were dominated by men.  I love the color in these photos and the cheeky wit she brings to them, particularly in the first four photos below, which were taken for a textile catalog.

CLAIRE AHO © JB

CLAIRE AHO © JB

CLAIRE AHO © JB

CLAIRE AHO © JB
Can I have this dress, please?


CLAIRE AHO © JB
In additional to fashion and celebrity photography, Aho did product photography as well.


CLAIRE AHO © JB

CLAIRE AHO
Aho also did a series of black and white photos of everyday life in Helsinki in 1968.  I love this one.

You can read more about Claire Aho and see much more of her work at ClaireAho.com.  And if you're lucky enough to be in London, you can go see an exhibit of her work now through July 21 at The Photographers' Gallery.

xo
K

3 comments:

  1. Cool and quirky photos that seem distinctly Finnish to me. Thanks for sharing this photographer!

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  2. Adorable! I especially love the second photo - the girl with the stripes.

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  3. These are amazing Karen, thanks for sharing.
    I absolutely adore the composition of the two stripey dress photos. They are perfect!

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