Saturday, November 13, 2010


On the eve of a week long gig assisting on a swimsuit photo shoot, I thought this post might be appropriate.

The process of setting up the office means restacking all my old magazines. Some of which are just too good not to post... take this issue of Holiday from June 1955. The model on the cover was photographed at the legendary Kalapana black sand beach on the Big Island. In 1990, a lava flow from Kilauea, slowly wiped out the majestic, coco-palm lined beach and the nearby village. I found a good photo of it here showing the vapor and steam as the lava hit the water. The photo spread inside the magazine featured resident beauties modeling the latest in swimwear from all over the state. I love the saturated color of these old magazines. Holiday was especially great because of all the sunny, richly colored places they'd feature. Also, notice how spare and clean the cover is. The coverlines don't need to scream out at you when the photo is this stunning.

June, 1955 Kalapana Beach, Big Island.

Opening spread shows a model on Kauai, left, and the cover girl on the very exotic Kalapana beach, right.

This spread was shot on Maui, Kaanapali Resort on the left, and Oheo Gulch (7 Sacred Pools) on the right

1 comment:

baffle said...

Classy swimsuit spread! SexySweet too. Goes to show that (showing) less can be more!