Nude behind Cobwebbed Window by Wynn Bullock in 1955.
Wynn Bullock was a consummate practitioner of the craft of photography, using the tools of his trade to express himself with eloquence. He is not easily placed within his chosen field, however, as he kept challenging and redefining the medium.
He reminds me of Francesca Woodman I haven’t really posted much of either of these photographers, but I will in nearest future so do compare and tell me what you think. 

Nude behind Cobwebbed Window by Wynn Bullock in 1955.

Wynn Bullock was a consummate practitioner of the craft of photography, using the tools of his trade to express himself with eloquence. He is not easily placed within his chosen field, however, as he kept challenging and redefining the medium.

He reminds me of Francesca Woodman I haven’t really posted much of either of these photographers, but I will in nearest future so do compare and tell me what you think. 

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Helen Levitt
New York, circa 1940

She (more photos by Helen Levitt) captured instances of a cinematic and delightfully guileless form of street choreography that held at its heart, as William Butler Yeats put it, “the ceremony of innocence.” A man handles garbage-can lids like an exuberant child imitating a master juggler. Even an inanimate object — a broken record — appears to skip and dance on an empty street as a child might, observed by a group of women’s dresses in a shop window.

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Helen Levitt

New York, circa 1940

She (more photos by Helen Levitt) captured instances of a cinematic and delightfully guileless form of street choreography that held at its heart, as William Butler Yeats put it, “the ceremony of innocence.” A man handles garbage-can lids like an exuberant child imitating a master juggler. Even an inanimate object — a broken record — appears to skip and dance on an empty street as a child might, observed by a group of women’s dresses in a shop window.

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Due to the closure of the East-West border in Berlin a large number of East Germans could no longer travel or emigrate to West Germany. Many families were divided, the inhabitants of East Berlin, who worked in the Western part, were cut off from their work places, and residents of West Berlin were isolated in a hostile land. Two girls in the street talking to West Germany with his grandparents in a box at home in the eastern zone, separated by a barricade of barbed wire on August 14, 1961. (Keystone, Getty Images)

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Due to the closure of the East-West border in Berlin a large number of East Germans could no longer travel or emigrate to West Germany. Many families were divided, the inhabitants of East Berlin, who worked in the Western part, were cut off from their work places, and residents of West Berlin were isolated in a hostile land. Two girls in the street talking to West Germany with his grandparents in a box at home in the eastern zone, separated by a barricade of barbed wire on August 14, 1961. (Keystone, Getty Images)

In 1931, at the age of 22, Henri Cartier-Bresson (more photos by Bresson)obtained a Leica and began snapping a few pictures with it. It was a pivotal experience. A new world, a new kind of seeing, spontaneous and unpredictable, opened up to him through the narrow rectangle of the 35 mm viewfinder. His imagination caught fire. He recalls how he excitedly “prowled the streets all day, feeling very strung-up and ready to pounce, determined to ‘trap’ life, to preserve life in the act of living.”

In 1931, at the age of 22, Henri Cartier-Bresson (more photos by Bresson)obtained a Leica and began snapping a few pictures with it. It was a pivotal experience. A new world, a new kind of seeing, spontaneous and unpredictable, opened up to him through the narrow rectangle of the 35 mm viewfinder. His imagination caught fire. He recalls how he excitedly “prowled the streets all day, feeling very strung-up and ready to pounce, determined to ‘trap’ life, to preserve life in the act of living.”

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© Henri Cartier-Bresson

He (more photos by Bresson) was born in 1908, in Chanteloupe, France, of prosperous middle-class parents. He owned a Box Brownie as a boy, using it for taking holiday snapshots, and later experimented with a 3 X 4 view camera. But he was also interested in painting and studied for two years in a Paris studio. This early training in art helped develop the subtle and sensitive eye for composition, which was one of his greatest assets as a photographer.

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© Henri Cartier-Bresson

He (more photos by Bresson) was born in 1908, in Chanteloupe, France, of prosperous middle-class parents. He owned a Box Brownie as a boy, using it for taking holiday snapshots, and later experimented with a 3 X 4 view camera. But he was also interested in painting and studied for two years in a Paris studio. This early training in art helped develop the subtle and sensitive eye for composition, which was one of his greatest assets as a photographer.

Regarded as one of the greatest photographers of his time, Henri Cartier-Bresson (more photos by Bresson) was a shy Frenchman who elevated “snap shooting” to the level of a refined and disciplined art. His sharp-shooter’s ability to catch “the decisive moment,” his precise eye for design, his self-effacing methods of work, and his literate comments about the theory and practice of photography made him a legendary figure among contemporary photojournalists.

Regarded as one of the greatest photographers of his time, Henri Cartier-Bresson (more photos by Bresson) was a shy Frenchman who elevated “snap shooting” to the level of a refined and disciplined art. His sharp-shooter’s ability to catch “the decisive moment,” his precise eye for design, his self-effacing methods of work, and his literate comments about the theory and practice of photography made him a legendary figure among contemporary photojournalists.

Clara Bow (more photos of Bow) survived a brutal childhood, marred by poverty and her mother’s severe mental illness. Bow found comfort in the movies and dreams of stardom, especially after winning a beauty contest that gave her a small movie part as a prize and took of her career. Typifying the flapper girl image, Bow enjoyed a life style beyond her means. She tore around Hollywood in a bright red convertible with pet chows dyed to match her flaming red hair. 

Clara Bow (more photos of Bow) survived a brutal childhood, marred by poverty and her mother’s severe mental illness. Bow found comfort in the movies and dreams of stardom, especially after winning a beauty contest that gave her a small movie part as a prize and took of her career. Typifying the flapper girl image, Bow enjoyed a life style beyond her means. She tore around Hollywood in a bright red convertible with pet chows dyed to match her flaming red hair. 

Clara Bow (more photos of Bow) was perhaps one of the first silver screen sex sirens, flaunting her sexuality in an age when such behaviour was still shocking. She was a pioneer of sexual freedom long before the likes Marilyn Monroe. She personified the roaring twenties and was the number one film star for nearly a decade, but years of abuse, mental instability and weight problems saw her ‘retire’ aged 26.

Clara Bow (more photos of Bow) was perhaps one of the first silver screen sex sirens, flaunting her sexuality in an age when such behaviour was still shocking. She was a pioneer of sexual freedom long before the likes Marilyn Monroe. She personified the roaring twenties and was the number one film star for nearly a decade, but years of abuse, mental instability and weight problems saw her ‘retire’ aged 26.

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In 1917 Charles Chaplin (more picture of Chaplin) decided to become an independent producer in a desire for more freedom and greater leisure in making his movies. Early in 1918, Chaplin entered into an agreement with First National Exhibitors’ Circuit, a new organization specially formed to exploit his pictures. His first film under this new deal was “A Dog’s Life”. After this production, he turned his attention to a national tour on behalf of the war effort, following which he made a film the US government used to popularize the Liberty Loan drive: “The Bond”.

In 1917 Charles Chaplin (more picture of Chaplin) decided to become an independent producer in a desire for more freedom and greater leisure in making his movies. Early in 1918, Chaplin entered into an agreement with First National Exhibitors’ Circuit, a new organization specially formed to exploit his pictures. His first film under this new deal was “A Dog’s Life”. After this production, he turned his attention to a national tour on behalf of the war effort, following which he made a film the US government used to popularize the Liberty Loan drive: “The Bond”.

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Smog is covering Manhattan (July, 1943)

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Smog is covering Manhattan (July, 1943)