Richard Rutledge was a talented fashion photographer from Paris. He was one of the most frequently published photographers in Vogue, Glamour, Harper Bazaar, and several other renowned magazines. Rutledge was a baseball player. He later switched to photography and started his professional career following World War II.
He was comfortable shooting in black and white or color; in the studio or outdoors; with SLR or 8×10 plate; fashion, portraits, travel, still life—it was all the same to him. In his own words, he found darkroom work ‘a chore’; what he liked best were the results. His color photographs were also standing above. He preferred animated and natural expressions on models and often used playful banter to coax the person behind the model’s facade.
Here below are some beautiful fashion portraits of classic beauties from the 1950s captured by Richard Rutledge.