Gordon Ayres has been photographing the British and Continental 1930s,40s,50s retro scene for over 20 years,following the people who have created a unique look and sound -from the bands and dancers, to the fans who populate this stylish, secretive underworld movement.
Using techniques culled from the classic Hollywood period, Ayres finds inspiration in both the studio glamour photographers of the time, and the grainy reportage style of the dime newspaper reporters.
Film Noir is an inspiration for scene set shots, and similar lighting suits the exotic allure of Burlesque ,and smoky night-club musician photographs.
By contast the elegance of Vogue-magazine-style portraits of ladies with hats and gloves at a Paris cafe,or snaps of people in evening clothes at a Swiss hotel in the thirties-give an impression of a bygone era.
Use of quality vintage lens and studio lamps create the exact feel of the look of the 20s to the 50s- for whatever the occasion.
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