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© Bailey Cooper
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UploadedApril 18, 2013
TakenJuly 18, 2007
MakeOlympus Corporation
Exposure1/2 sec at f/2.4
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length7.4 mm
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I am rather addicted to Art Deco. For that reason, I have a collection of Art Deco lamps, including some restrikes from original deco dies. The lines are deliciously sensual, the beauty unmatched in any period since.

The price tags are hefty but as any shopping addict knows... that is never a consideration.

I find it rather ironic that this addiction never entered my mind when the challenge surfaced. A very close second addiction, without a doubt, would have to be my vintage lingerie collection. You can find me wandering the streets most nights at 2 am trying to score a Madeleine Vionnet... usually ivory satin.

18 responses

  • rekha nag

    rekha nag gave props (18 Apr 2013):

    This is a wonderful shot and the art piece is really fantastic!!

  • peter bodigor

    peter bodigor gave props (18 Apr 2013):

    Love this shot!!!! GREAT WORK!!!

  • Lynn E. Harvey

    Lynn E. Harvey gave props (18 Apr 2013):

    Deco fabulous, this is an addiction, used to be an Erte addict! enjoy.

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (18 Apr 2013):

    I too share your addiction and at 1 time thought of having 1 entire room dedicated to the genre..

  • Jason Platt

    Jason Platt gave props (18 Apr 2013):

    art nouveau seems to have taken hold as well...

  • Raymond Fausel

    Raymond Fausel gave props (18 Apr 2013):

    cool shot

  • Geoff Plant

    Geoff Plant gave props (18 Apr 2013):


  • Picsvet Svetlin Yosifov

    Picsvet Svetlin Yosifov gave props (19 Apr 2013):

    Nice abstraction!!

  • Randy Turoff

    Randy Turoff gave props (19 Apr 2013):

    Nice shot of deco and lovely contrasted lighting effect

  • Phil Kroll

    Phil Kroll said (19 Apr 2013):

    Dito, art deco gives a link to style and artistic freedom, seems almost a supernatural link to a bygone era, soon, I would say to have a come back... those guys had the spirit and the courage with the zest for life... a break away movement with a real core uniqueness..... look at the planes, the trains, the cars, the buildings, what a time... proof that good things can come to an end!...

  • Ted Anderson

    Ted Anderson (Deleted) gave props (19 Apr 2013):

    Beautifully composed.

  • Donna Mullins

    Donna Mullins (Deleted) gave props (20 Apr 2013):

    Wonderful shapes,lines,and perfect in B&W

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (21 Apr 2013):

    Thanks to all who have stopped by to comment and prop. This is a languishing image from the Olympus days. In the beginning I understood nothing about any part of the process. I am learning that what I believed was trash really is not. Now I regret the never-ending delete, delete, delete from those days. Again, thanks.

  • Bailey Cooper

    Bailey Cooper said (21 Apr 2013):

    Phil ~ Your words are spot on regarding the planes, trains, cars, and buildings of that period. The designs from the deco days are, for me, very futuristic and I love the quite simple geometry of it. Fashion from that period is the same... some real pioneers willing to take some risks by moving outside the fashion world's comfort zone. To me, the most feminine and sensual lines ever put to paper.

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (22 Apr 2013):

    love it!

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (23 Apr 2013):

    Rockin' JPG's Theme Park (pricelessly).

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes gave props (23 Apr 2013):

    The way you beautifully captured this stunning style says it all.

  • David de London

    David de London gave props (17 Nov 2013):

    A striking composite of light and shape. Well done. I do like this one.

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