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Sunday, May 08, 2011

Vintage Photos

This is my dad and his dance partner, probably in early seventies in Cracow, Poland.

He used to be the modern ballet dancer for a few years.
It was an amazing time to do the sort of things. It was the time of creative exploration.


Comments on "Vintage Photos"


Blogger GINGER FASHION MONSTERS said ... (5:06 PM) : 

Wow! This has to be one of my favourite of all the vintage photos - it is so full of movement & I love how neither of them are looking at the camera but are completely caught up in the dancing!


Anonymous Jamellita said ... (5:06 PM) : 

Great photo, he moves in very sensual way great pic!s


Blogger 2heels1flash said ... (5:06 PM) : 

wow!!!!!! they are very cute!!!!

very slim and athletic...

amazing pic!


Blogger Mallory said ... (5:07 PM) : 

oh this is beautiful.


Blogger An Urban Cottage said ... (5:11 PM) : 

Beautiful movement!


Blogger oh look, stars! said ... (5:19 PM) : 

cute dress! this picture shouts: energy!


Blogger Shannon Elle said ... (5:20 PM) : 

Very stylish photograph with the energy emanating!! So great.
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Blogger Tango K. said ... (5:26 PM) : 

Love the open expression!! What a great dad~


Blogger Hey Hey Coco said ... (5:28 PM) : 

love the photo!


Anonymous marta said ... (5:29 PM) : 



Blogger Nomadic D. said ... (5:33 PM) : 

that is an awesome photo!


Blogger Valentine said ... (5:42 PM) : 

Such a cool and vibrant photo!

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Blogger Stella said ... (5:55 PM) : 

Great picture of your father. Those arms extended as a sign of freedom.


Blogger magdalena viktoria said ... (5:56 PM) : 

Great photo in a great city--Krakow!


Blogger The Foolish Aesthete said ... (5:56 PM) : 

Gorgeous! I love to see dancers' lines always.


Blogger tiffany. said ... (5:57 PM) : 

okay that is more awesome than i can say!



Blogger Alice said ... (6:15 PM) : 

Wow, lovely... Inspring... and the steeze is pretty delicious, too!

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Blogger czytaj z ust said ... (6:19 PM) : 

She's beautiful! I could meet someone like she also today. Fashion does't change so much...


Anonymous Alice said ... (6:31 PM) : 

Tight! Loved it!


Blogger Darrell said ... (6:35 PM) : 



Blogger Larissa said ... (6:38 PM) : 

Love the movement of the picture!


Blogger mohsen said ... (7:24 PM) : 

how do you make sure that the photos are actually vintage and not altered new photos.


Anonymous Beata said ... (7:28 PM) : 



Blogger Anna said ... (7:29 PM) : 

awesome photo! There is always a special style in vintage images


Anonymous Pooja said ... (7:36 PM) : 

Hahaha, this looks so awesome--or should I say, groovy? ;-)


Blogger Hilary Inspired said ... (7:50 PM) : 

Wow! This is wonderful. And yes, this was an amazing time for modern dance...the history during those times and a little before is incredibly exciting and inspiring!!


Blogger Juli Photo Diary said ... (7:51 PM) : 

Hahahahaha cool!



Blogger My Style Canvas said ... (7:51 PM) : 

They both look so graceful and so free.

Really inspiring.


Blogger Jessie said ... (7:55 PM) : 

these vintage photographs have truly been making my day.


Blogger SAMANTHA said ... (8:10 PM) : 

oh this is a great one! so much joy.



Blogger Bombchell said ... (9:02 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:03 PM) : 

Great photo!!
Love her dress!



Anonymous monsabyme said ... (9:06 PM) : 

it can be a Maurice Béjard choreography , like the well none " Ravel'Bolero" !!!!


Blogger Ashley said ... (9:17 PM) : 

i love when you do vintage photos! they are my favorite!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:35 PM) : 

i love love love this. i collect vintage photos and this is one of the best ive seen.


Anonymous Anjali said ... (9:56 PM) : 

fantabulous!!! axx


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:43 PM) : 

WOW - this is fuc*en AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!


Anonymous candleashes said ... (11:10 PM) : 

amazing, love everything about this


Blogger Laura said ... (12:50 AM) : 

Just "wow" like everyone else.


Anonymous hearttypat said ... (2:10 AM) : 

my mum was in the drama club when she was younger and I would have pictures of her in all sort of costumes and there's even one where she cross-dressed and was a sailor. It's hard to imagine our parents doing that sort of things, but then again, they were young once before, just like us!


Blogger Agni said ... (2:15 AM) : 

Very cheerful and optimistic photo,especially considering political situation those days in Cracow....


Blogger beesandbugs said ... (2:20 AM) : 

Great photo! Speaks so much history


Anonymous HuntGatherFashion said ... (2:30 AM) : 

This photo is incredible. As a (modern) dancer myself it makes me so happy to see that you posted a photo that captures style, movement and energy.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:41 AM) : 

This is one of the best pics ever to grace this blog and my goodness there have been some awesome ones, for the reasons set out above. For me it feels like one of the esoteric/ fascinating/ alluring posters I used to see in the 6o's


Blogger plichcinha said ... (2:53 AM) : 

So glad that finally someone send a cool pictures from Poland :)


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:54 AM) : 

MY CITY :) FINALLY! Greetings from Krakow!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:10 AM) : 

He is so open, ready to receive and she is totally in a inner énergy, a kind of yin/yang flow between them, very tantric huge dance ! Sunny Side


Anonymous aga said ... (3:28 AM) : 

O waw waw what a great photo thank you Scott for sheering this with us.

I’m also from Crakow ;-)) love love the photo.

Big kisses … Aga


Anonymous Wanderbuster said ... (3:57 AM) : 

I love this more than any other vintage photo. It's not about the clothes. I love his freedom of movement and the dynamism in the space of the photo frame. Good for him!


Blogger Anna said ... (4:26 AM) : 

love the dynamic of the pic...
The ballet is my life....perfect!!!!!

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Anonymous mostowska said ... (4:38 AM) : 

Moje gratulacje Kamila !


Blogger plichcinha said ... (4:42 AM) : 

So glad that finally someone send some picture from Poland :)


Blogger BigBagGirl said ... (4:43 AM) : 

This picture is gorgeous. Really! I have a picture of my mum, in Seventies as well, dancing the twist with a friend... it seems to me to look at that! That's great!!!

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Blogger Smarjeet said ... (4:59 AM) : 

sexy !!


Blogger Melinda.Robicheaux said ... (5:14 AM) : 

It's my Dad :) xoxo


Blogger linda said ... (5:49 AM) : 

I'm so proud that photo of my dad is published on the Sartorialist.
Dad I love you so much!


Blogger Frenchsilverblog said ... (6:07 AM) : 

"Breathless" in Cracow !


Blogger Mila said ... (6:38 AM) : 

Amazing photo!


Anonymous philipp said ... (6:40 AM) : 

cracow is wonderfull!


Blogger Suzanne said ... (6:53 AM) : 

Love this photo! It's so dynamic.


Anonymous dagne said ... (7:37 AM) : 

so amazing
this is the proof that style is not a matter of timing,
art de vivre is joie de vivre even in the difficult times


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:06 AM) : 



Blogger Wang's Factory said ... (8:53 AM) : 

Gorgeous. You can feel the energy


Blogger MB@YarnUiPhoneApp said ... (9:05 AM) : 

Poland was a hotbed for all sorts of creativity in the have to remember that communism was still in full swing and there were restrictions on the arts, which were considered was Poland that gave us blessed John Paul !!, now a saint for our times.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:15 AM) : 

its krakow, not cracow..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:22 AM) : 

Oh this makes me wish I could just jump back in time! They're so lovely.


Anonymous e said ... (9:23 AM) : 

Kraków : ) That's nice. And what a picture! I thought that it's from Cali or sth. I just wonder what did Agni mean by writing about htat "sepcial" political situation in Kraków these days.
Wow, that woman is stunning!


Blogger Marcel Da Chump said ... (9:30 AM) : 

Inspirational, considering it was from the former Soviet bloc.


Blogger Kazumi said ... (9:51 AM) : 

Love it..


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:14 AM) : 

throwing shapes!



Blogger Gifts By Katherine said ... (10:15 AM) : 

What a wonderful photo. Thank you for sharing, Hugs!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:20 AM) : 

Really wonderful. It feels so modern.


Blogger Shervin Nassi said ... (10:57 AM) : 

vintage beaut!! love this flavor would eat it all day!!


Blogger jackie said ... (11:08 AM) : 

such a great picture!!!


Anonymous Bohemian Trends said ... (11:24 AM) : 

Great photo!



Blogger eljovendario said ... (11:38 AM) : 

Many emotions in this picture. Great!



Blogger Kasia said ... (12:42 PM) : 



Anonymous Lucy Angel said ... (1:16 PM) : 

Amazing picture.
I've actually read a lot about Krakow from a book titled A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True! by Brigid Pasulka.


Blogger elisa said ... (1:26 PM) : 

Beautiful movement and Energy.

Also love the girl's dress and haircut; her style enhances the sense of freedom expressed in their movements.

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Blogger La Feem said ... (1:55 PM) : 

This is one of the best pictures I've ever seen.


Blogger Agni said ... (2:55 PM) : 

What I was meaning writing " considering political situation those days in Cracow" was communist system, which was official system in Poland up to 1989, so like MB wrote - there were many restrictions and oppressions, but young people always have power to smile and change world :)


Anonymous Emma said ... (4:01 PM) : 

She is really pretty!


Blogger smokey onix said ... (4:18 PM) : 

what a beautiful photo!



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:08 PM) : 

Loving the energy and mistery of the photo! Suspended in movement.




Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:52 PM) : 

This just made my night. Long live enthusiasm! Long live un-self-conscious joy! Long live shift dresses and adorable pixie cuts! Rock on with your bad selves!


Anonymous Georgia said ... (10:46 PM) : 

absolutely stunning!


Anonymous wholesale fashion said ... (10:57 PM) : 

Nice picture I love her dress..


Blogger MichelMercury said ... (11:51 PM) : 

artistic photo.......with energy..i on't see this energy in this years......commet...


Blogger Lost in Provence said ... (4:20 AM) : 

Insane. Yes, also my favorite of the vintage photos for the story behind it. The belief that we can do something, move forward...with creativity!

How dull we are today, no?


Blogger revelion la sorbona said ... (4:54 AM) : 

Just splendid!


Blogger Glittering Notes said ... (8:51 AM) : 

really cool!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:19 AM) : 

This photo is a beauty! Love the movement, the fine lines, her pixie, his back... GREAT !


Blogger pinky said ... (10:47 AM) : 

what a cool dad!!! wonderfully evocative photo.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:03 AM) : 

Love the B&W!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:57 AM) : 

wonderful, vivid and extremely oldschool photo! it reminds me of my parents at this age - what i can remember only from photos of course

btw, is nice to see a little polish aspect here :) kisses to everyone from Warsaw, Poland


Anonymous Vintage Skirt said ... (12:22 PM) : 

Love the vintage photos, and this quite sexy..:)thanks for sharing this dear


Anonymous ita44 said ... (12:33 PM) : 

great photo and great cracow


Anonymous finkalixius | Fashion said ... (12:46 PM) : 

too sexy dear..:)


Blogger violetvirus said ... (12:55 PM) : 

love how the photo looks so candid and caught them in action...

It's amazing how she looks like some of the stylish girls out there we see nowadays. If this photo was reprocessed and look like a fresh photo, I would believe you've just taken it this morning from her look (the hair and dress).


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (1:22 PM) : 

Wow, this is gorgeous. I forget that fathers were once young. And is he showing it!


Blogger Mertxe Hernàndez said ... (1:52 PM) : 

Wonderful picture!


Blogger Liz S said ... (6:05 PM) : 

AMAZING! gorgeous and so svelte.


Blogger marta said ... (6:16 PM) : 

i like it


Anonymous Victoria said ... (6:28 PM) : 

Absolutely stunning. This is truly inspirational.


Anonymous Nanananataleee said ... (10:54 PM) : 

This is amazing. Such life and joy and exuberance! If this were printed and reproduced, I'd buy it for sure.


Blogger Taylor said ... (11:35 PM) : 

such a lively photo!


Anonymous wholesale clothing said ... (6:45 AM) : 

such a great picture!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:30 AM) : 

amazing how the dancing was captured so well. The girl reminds me of a pixie!


Blogger Ewa said ... (10:03 AM) : 

Piękne zdjęcie! Gratuluję Taty :)


Anonymous Meggy Delton said ... (4:20 AM) : 

Really captured the movement.
Strange, i've been to Poland many times and yet i did not get a Polish feel from this at all.

*Viva la Warszawa!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:25 AM) : 

gosh! the sexual energy in this pix!!


Blogger Kristina said ... (9:47 AM) : 

this is awesome - it looks like he has energy oozing from him fingertips!


Anonymous Isabella said ... (10:25 PM) : 

Simply fantastic!


Anonymous Acne Free Info said ... (2:54 AM) : 

oh I love the feel of vintage photos! It makes a new category for art rather than just taking a look back.


Blogger J.Ro said ... (3:47 PM) : 

This is so Sonny and Cher, but sexy.


Anonymous Pawel said ... (4:44 PM) : 

You should once come to Poland, like your father


Blogger Werunia B. said ... (10:59 AM) : 

Kraków! Love it!


Anonymous maria antonia said ... (2:35 PM) : 

amazing photo !!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:27 PM) : 

greets from cracow :)


Blogger mimi said ... (6:12 AM) : 

Wow, love the photo, love this city Gratulacje Kamila


Anonymous onlineshop said ... (3:25 AM) : 

They are seems to be enjoying dancing very purely.It's a factual picture i like it.


Blogger Fashion Entrepreneur said ... (6:48 AM) :'s the soul of life!


Blogger short presents said ... (10:41 AM) : 

I love the contrast of this photo. His back bend is explosive whereas she's turning into herself almost fetal like.

Great choice, and how neat to have a dad so expressive.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:09 AM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:59 PM) : 

There's a photo shoot with Edie Sedgwick done for Vogue... it's probably 1966, she's wearing a very funky Betsy Johnson two-piece creation consisting of a tiny belted skirt and a tiny top, all long legs and bony hips and pixie cut, and this pic just reminds me so much of that Edie photo. Fabulous! And I love the expressiveness and freedom in the man's movement. You can just feel the energy of Krakow in the political milieu of the 70's! Great shot!


Blogger Divali said ... (3:15 PM) : 

This photo has totally captivated me and has stayed in my mind ever since you put it up.Such freedom of expression and arty energy, I love it. I wonder what music they are dancing to.


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