Monday, September 11, 2023

How did he do that?

The lines of shadows (if that's what they are) and the lines of the model's back combine 
for an amazing effect here.  It leaves me wondering how Lynes did it.



  1. I don't mean in any way to disparage so great a talent as Platt Lynes', but isn't the model simply lying on a striped fabric? The undoubted artistry lies in the use of shadow on the model's back. Don't miss the 1940s hair... I presume the barber got that shape through hand clippers.

    1. Upon reflection, I do think it's striped fabric. Even so, it was skillfully chosen to provide the desited effect. My grandfather gave his sons haircuts at home with hand clippers about the time this was made.