Tag: Fashion

Julian Mandel, pseudonym for Lucien Waléry

1872 – 1935

Julian Mandel was the pseudonym of Lucien Waléry, a well known photographer of the same period. It can be confusing that there were two other photographers using the name Walery as well: Count Stanislaw Julian Ostrorog (1830-1890 and his son son Stanislaw Julian Ignacy, Count Ostrorog (1863-1935).
Lucien Waléry stands out in the night lights of Paris because he photographed an extraordinary number of beautiful women from most of the particular risque dance revues from the early 1900’s through the 1920’s.

His photos were republished through photo studios like Pc Studio and Alfred Noyer Studio. Walery photographed his models in studio, with lace and nice props as well as pure nudes in nature going outdoors. Mandel was a member of, and participated in, the German avant-garde “new age outdoor” or “plein air” movement.
Walery also created “plein-air” and exquisite deco-style nudes in the 1920s. He photographed the notorious Mata Hari and Josephine Baker. It may well be that Walery used the name “Mandel” when selling work to publisher Alfred Noyer, for publishing as postcard-sized images.
I finally finished a page with many rare photos from Mandel. Members get to see all photos without watermarks.

Albert Wyndham

Albert Wyndham (1903-1977) is a photographer who somehow remains a bit of a mystery. I was unable to put together a biography, there are many sites selling his photographs but nobody seems to find it important to add info on the photographer. He was active in Paris between 1920 and 1930, photographed a lot of flapper girls and was responsible for a legacy of very nice lingerie photos.

He was the owner of the FilmArt Studio, and it is believed he also referred to his studio as Albert Wyndham Studio. The studio was located at 1 3 rue Auber, Paris. Begin 1930 Wyndham started working for magazines like Petit choc, Jambes Savantes, and Honni Soit. Besides these he was responsible for various little catalogues, called Poupees Parisiennes or Camera Prints. These were published in English and targetted an Anglo-Saxon audience.

Some believe Wyndham was the same as Grundworth studio, Grundworth can be seen as anagram of Wyndham. Using the name Grundworth he could perhaps have been producing more explicit photograps. However there is no proof of this, no simularities were found between models, furniture or accesoires.

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