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Photography by Toni Antoinette Frissell

What's not to love? The photography by Tony Frissell touches you in an unexplainable way. Her photographs are pure, modern and beautiful. One of her most famous photographs is "Weeki Wachee Spring" (aka Lady in the Water) which she took in Weeki Wachee Spring, Florida in 1947.

Toni Antoinette Frissell was born in 1907 in New York City but took photos under the name Toni Frissell, even after her marriage to Manhattan socialite McNeil Bacon. She worked with many famous photographers of the day, as an apprentice to Cecil Beaton, and with advice from Edward Steichen.

Toni Frissell (1907-1988) began her career as a photojournalist. She demonstrated a versatility equal to Johnston's in her work as a staff photographer for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and Sports Illustrated and in her publication of several photographically illustrated books, ranging from A Child's Garden of Verses (1944) to The King Ranch, 1939-1944 (1975).
Toni Frissell is perhaps best known for her pioneering fashion photography and her informal portraits of the famous and powerful in the United States and Europe, including Winston Churchill, Eleanor Roosevelt, and John F. and Jacqueline Kennedy. She is noted for taking fashion photography out of the studio into the outdoors, thus placing an accent on the active woman. She is also known for the imaginative angles, both physical and metaphorical, from which she covered her subjects.

The photographer herself in Europe mid to late 1940's.

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