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This is not your vintage *style* boudoir photography. This is the real deal. Boudoir photography. Over the last few years, boudoir photography has really caught its stride, quickly becoming one of the more respected and pursued genres of photography. But the popularity of boudoir didn't pop up over night. In fact, it has a long history of classic tradition and unique style.
It was in the 1920s when boudoir art and photography really began to
come into its own. During this decade, it was generally illegal to have
nudity in photographs, but regardless, photographers like Albert Arthur
Allen, a French artist, continued to create masterpieces. He focused
mostly on women, especially larger women, who posed in romantic ways
against ornate backdrops.
Fast-forward to the 1940s, and
suddenly the boudoir focus was on pin-up girls. These decadent women
were delightfully curvy, as popular standards deemed a lack of shape
typically undesirable. It was a culture quite different from our more
modern, and ridiculous, ideas of beauty. These pin-up girls wore
stockings, corsets, men's ties and hats and were among the first to use
various props in their unique "portraits."