Sunday, May 8, 2011

Vintage Photos

This is my dad and his dance partner, probably in early seventies in Cracow, Poland.

He used to be the modern ballet dancer for a few years.
It was an amazing time to do the sort of things. It was the time of creative exploration.



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    May 8, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Wow! This has to be one of my favourite of all the vintage photos – it is so full of movement & I love how neither of them are looking at the camera but are completely caught up in the dancing!

  2. Jamellita

    May 8, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    Great photo, he moves in very sensual way great pic!s

  3. 2heels1flash

    May 8, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    wow!!!!!! they are very cute!!!!

    very slim and athletic…

    amazing pic!

  4. Mallory

    May 8, 2011 at 5:07 pm

    oh this is beautiful.

  5. An Urban Cottage

    May 8, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    Beautiful movement!

  6. oh look, stars!

    May 8, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    cute dress! this picture shouts: energy!

  7. Shannon Elle

    May 8, 2011 at 5:20 pm

    Very stylish photograph with the energy emanating!! So great.
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  8. Tango K.

    May 8, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Love the open expression!! What a great dad~

  9. Hey Hey Coco

    May 8, 2011 at 5:28 pm

    love the photo!

  10. marta

    May 8, 2011 at 5:29 pm


  11. Nomadic D.

    May 8, 2011 at 5:33 pm

    that is an awesome photo!

  12. Valentine

    May 8, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    Such a cool and vibrant photo!

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  13. Stella

    May 8, 2011 at 5:55 pm

    Great picture of your father. Those arms extended as a sign of freedom.

  14. magdalena viktoria

    May 8, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Great photo in a great city–Krakow!

  15. The Foolish Aesthete

    May 8, 2011 at 5:56 pm

    Gorgeous! I love to see dancers' lines always.

  16. tiffany.

    May 8, 2011 at 5:57 pm

    okay that is more awesome than i can say!


  17. Alice

    May 8, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    Wow, lovely… Inspring… and the steeze is pretty delicious, too!

    Just a Silhouette

  18. czytaj z ust

    May 8, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    She's beautiful! I could meet someone like she also today. Fashion does't change so much…

  19. Alice

    May 8, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Tight! Loved it!

  20. Darrell

    May 8, 2011 at 6:35 pm


  21. Larissa

    May 8, 2011 at 6:38 pm

    Love the movement of the picture!

  22. mohsen

    May 8, 2011 at 7:24 pm

    how do you make sure that the photos are actually vintage and not altered new photos.

  23. Beata

    May 8, 2011 at 7:28 pm


  24. Anna

    May 8, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    awesome photo! There is always a special style in vintage images

  25. Pooja

    May 8, 2011 at 7:36 pm

    Hahaha, this looks so awesome–or should I say, groovy? ;-)

  26. Hilary Inspired

    May 8, 2011 at 7:50 pm

    Wow! This is wonderful. And yes, this was an amazing time for modern dance…the history during those times and a little before is incredibly exciting and inspiring!!

  27. Juli Photo Diary

    May 8, 2011 at 7:51 pm

  28. My Style Canvas

    May 8, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    They both look so graceful and so free.

    Really inspiring.

  29. Jessie

    May 8, 2011 at 7:55 pm

    these vintage photographs have truly been making my day.


    May 8, 2011 at 8:10 pm

    oh this is a great one! so much joy.


  31. Bombchell

    May 8, 2011 at 9:02 pm


  32. Anonymous

    May 8, 2011 at 9:03 pm

    Great photo!!
    Love her dress!


  33. monsabyme

    May 8, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    it can be a Maurice Béjard choreography , like the well none " Ravel'Bolero" !!!!

  34. Ashley

    May 8, 2011 at 9:17 pm

    i love when you do vintage photos! they are my favorite!

  35. Anonymous

    May 8, 2011 at 9:35 pm

    i love love love this. i collect vintage photos and this is one of the best ive seen.

  36. Anjali

    May 8, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    fantabulous!!! axx

  37. Anonymous

    May 8, 2011 at 10:43 pm

    WOW – this is fuc*en AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!

  38. candleashes

    May 8, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    amazing, love everything about this

  39. Laura

    May 9, 2011 at 12:50 am

    Just "wow" like everyone else.

  40. hearttypat

    May 9, 2011 at 2:10 am

    my mum was in the drama club when she was younger and I would have pictures of her in all sort of costumes and there's even one where she cross-dressed and was a sailor. It's hard to imagine our parents doing that sort of things, but then again, they were young once before, just like us!

  41. Agni

    May 9, 2011 at 2:15 am

    Very cheerful and optimistic photo,especially considering political situation those days in Cracow….

  42. beesandbugs

    May 9, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Great photo! Speaks so much history

  43. HuntGatherFashion

    May 9, 2011 at 2:30 am

    This photo is incredible. As a (modern) dancer myself it makes me so happy to see that you posted a photo that captures style, movement and energy.

  44. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 2:41 am

    This is one of the best pics ever to grace this blog and my goodness there have been some awesome ones, for the reasons set out above. For me it feels like one of the esoteric/ fascinating/ alluring posters I used to see in the 6o's

  45. plichcinha

    May 9, 2011 at 2:53 am

    So glad that finally someone send a cool pictures from Poland :)

  46. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 2:54 am

    MY CITY :) FINALLY! Greetings from Krakow!

  47. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 3:10 am

    He is so open, ready to receive and she is totally in a inner énergy, a kind of yin/yang flow between them, very tantric huge dance ! Sunny Side

  48. aga

    May 9, 2011 at 3:28 am

    O waw waw what a great photo thank you Scott for sheering this with us.

    I’m also from Crakow ;-)) love love the photo.

    Big kisses … Aga

  49. Wanderbuster

    May 9, 2011 at 3:57 am

    I love this more than any other vintage photo. It's not about the clothes. I love his freedom of movement and the dynamism in the space of the photo frame. Good for him!

  50. Anna

    May 9, 2011 at 4:26 am

    love the dynamic of the pic…
    The ballet is my life….perfect!!!!!

    What do you think about my last outfit?

  51. mostowska

    May 9, 2011 at 4:38 am

    Moje gratulacje Kamila !

  52. plichcinha

    May 9, 2011 at 4:42 am

    So glad that finally someone send some picture from Poland :)

  53. BigBagGirl

    May 9, 2011 at 4:43 am

    This picture is gorgeous. Really! I have a picture of my mum, in Seventies as well, dancing the twist with a friend… it seems to me to look at that! That's great!!!

    Check my blog, advices on fashion for all bodies (and wallets)…

  54. Smarjeet

    May 9, 2011 at 4:59 am

    sexy !!

  55. Melinda.Robicheaux

    May 9, 2011 at 5:14 am

    It's my Dad :) xoxo

  56. linda

    May 9, 2011 at 5:49 am

    I'm so proud that photo of my dad is published on the Sartorialist.
    Dad I love you so much!

  57. Frenchsilverblog

    May 9, 2011 at 6:07 am

    "Breathless" in Cracow !

  58. Mila

    May 9, 2011 at 6:38 am

  59. philipp

    May 9, 2011 at 6:40 am

    cracow is wonderfull!

  60. Suzanne

    May 9, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Love this photo! It's so dynamic.

  61. dagne

    May 9, 2011 at 7:37 am

    so amazing
    this is the proof that style is not a matter of timing,
    art de vivre is joie de vivre even in the difficult times

  62. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 8:06 am


  63. Wang's Factory

    May 9, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Gorgeous. You can feel the energy

  64. MB@YarnUiPhoneApp

    May 9, 2011 at 9:05 am

    Poland was a hotbed for all sorts of creativity in the 1970s…you have to remember that communism was still in full swing and there were restrictions on the arts, which were considered was Poland that gave us blessed John Paul !!, now a saint for our times.

  65. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 9:15 am

    its krakow, not cracow..

  66. Ellie's Blog

    May 9, 2011 at 9:22 am

    Oh this makes me wish I could just jump back in time! They're so lovely.

  67. e

    May 9, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Kraków : ) That's nice. And what a picture! I thought that it's from Cali or sth. I just wonder what did Agni mean by writing about htat "sepcial" political situation in Kraków these days.
    Wow, that woman is stunning!

  68. Marcel Da Chump

    May 9, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Inspirational, considering it was from the former Soviet bloc.

  69. Kazumi

    May 9, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Love it..

  70. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 10:14 am

    throwing shapes!


  71. Gifts By Katherine

    May 9, 2011 at 10:15 am

    What a wonderful photo. Thank you for sharing, Hugs!

  72. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 10:20 am

    Really wonderful. It feels so modern.

  73. Shervin Nassi

    May 9, 2011 at 10:57 am

    vintage beaut!! love this flavor would eat it all day!!

  74. jackie

    May 9, 2011 at 11:08 am

    such a great picture!!!

  75. Bohemian Trends

    May 9, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Great photo!


  76. eljovendario

    May 9, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Many emotions in this picture. Great!


  77. Kasia

    May 9, 2011 at 12:42 pm


  78. Lucy Angel

    May 9, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Amazing picture.
    I've actually read a lot about Krakow from a book titled A Long Long Time Ago and Essentially True! by Brigid Pasulka.

  79. elisa

    May 9, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    Beautiful movement and Energy.

    Also love the girl's dress and haircut; her style enhances the sense of freedom expressed in their movements.

    Elisa @

  80. La Feem

    May 9, 2011 at 1:55 pm

    This is one of the best pictures I've ever seen.

  81. Agni

    May 9, 2011 at 2:55 pm

    What I was meaning writing " considering political situation those days in Cracow" was communist system, which was official system in Poland up to 1989, so like MB wrote – there were many restrictions and oppressions, but young people always have power to smile and change world :)

  82. Emma

    May 9, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    She is really pretty!

  83. smokey onix

    May 9, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    what a beautiful photo!


  84. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 9:08 pm

    Loving the energy and mistery of the photo! Suspended in movement.



  85. Anonymous

    May 9, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    This just made my night. Long live enthusiasm! Long live un-self-conscious joy! Long live shift dresses and adorable pixie cuts! Rock on with your bad selves!

  86. Georgia

    May 9, 2011 at 10:46 pm

    absolutely stunning!

  87. wholesale fashion

    May 9, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Nice picture I love her dress..

  88. MichelMercury

    May 9, 2011 at 11:51 pm

    artistic photo…….with energy..i on't see this energy in this years……commet…

  89. Lost in Provence

    May 10, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Insane. Yes, also my favorite of the vintage photos for the story behind it. The belief that we can do something, move forward…with creativity!

    How dull we are today, no?

  90. revelion la sorbona

    May 10, 2011 at 4:54 am

    Just splendid!

  91. Glittering Notes

    May 10, 2011 at 8:51 am

  92. Anonymous

    May 10, 2011 at 10:19 am

    This photo is a beauty! Love the movement, the fine lines, her pixie, his back… GREAT !

  93. pinky

    May 10, 2011 at 10:47 am

    what a cool dad!!! wonderfully evocative photo.

  94. Kyle DuBois

    May 10, 2011 at 11:03 am

  95. Anonymous

    May 10, 2011 at 11:57 am

    wonderful, vivid and extremely oldschool photo! it reminds me of my parents at this age – what i can remember only from photos of course

    btw, is nice to see a little polish aspect here :) kisses to everyone from Warsaw, Poland

  96. Vintage Skirt

    May 10, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Love the vintage photos, and this quite sexy..:)thanks for sharing this dear

  97. ita44

    May 10, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    great photo and great cracow

  98. finkalixius | Fashion

    May 10, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    too sexy dear..:)

  99. violetvirus

    May 10, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    love how the photo looks so candid and caught them in action…

    It's amazing how she looks like some of the stylish girls out there we see nowadays. If this photo was reprocessed and look like a fresh photo, I would believe you've just taken it this morning from her look (the hair and dress).

  100. Anonymous

    May 10, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Wow, this is gorgeous. I forget that fathers were once young. And is he showing it!

  101. Mertxe Hernàndez

    May 10, 2011 at 1:52 pm

  102. Liz S

    May 10, 2011 at 6:05 pm

    AMAZING! gorgeous and so svelte.

  103. marta

    May 10, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    i like it

  104. Victoria

    May 10, 2011 at 6:28 pm

    Absolutely stunning. This is truly inspirational.

  105. Nanananataleee

    May 10, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    This is amazing. Such life and joy and exuberance! If this were printed and reproduced, I'd buy it for sure.

  106. Taylor

    May 10, 2011 at 11:35 pm

    such a lively photo!

  107. wholesale clothing

    May 11, 2011 at 6:45 am

    such a great picture!

  108. themacadamia

    May 11, 2011 at 8:30 am

    amazing how the dancing was captured so well. The girl reminds me of a pixie!

  109. Ewa

    May 11, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Piękne zdjęcie! Gratuluję Taty :)

  110. Meggy Delton

    May 12, 2011 at 4:20 am

    Really captured the movement.
    Strange, i've been to Poland many times and yet i did not get a Polish feel from this at all.

    *Viva la Warszawa!

  111. Anonymous

    May 12, 2011 at 9:25 am

    gosh! the sexual energy in this pix!!

  112. Kristina

    May 12, 2011 at 9:47 am

    this is awesome – it looks like he has energy oozing from him fingertips!

  113. Isabella

    May 13, 2011 at 10:25 pm

    Simply fantastic!

  114. Acne Free Info

    May 14, 2011 at 2:54 am

    oh I love the feel of vintage photos! It makes a new category for art rather than just taking a look back.

  115. J.Ro

    May 14, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    This is so Sonny and Cher, but sexy.

  116. Pawel

    May 14, 2011 at 4:44 pm

    You should once come to Poland, like your father

  117. Werunia B.

    May 15, 2011 at 10:59 am

  118. maria antonia

    May 15, 2011 at 2:35 pm

    amazing photo !!

  119. Anonymous

    May 16, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    greets from cracow :)

  120. mimi

    May 18, 2011 at 6:12 am

    Wow, love the photo, love this city Gratulacje Kamila

  121. onlineshop

    May 19, 2011 at 3:25 am

    They are seems to be enjoying dancing very purely.It's a factual picture i like it.

  122. Fashion Entrepreneur

    May 20, 2011 at 6:48 am

    Beautiful…to dance…it's the soul of life!

  123. short presents

    May 20, 2011 at 10:41 am

    I love the contrast of this photo. His back bend is explosive whereas she's turning into herself almost fetal like.

    Great choice, and how neat to have a dad so expressive.

  124. Anonymous

    May 22, 2011 at 2:09 am


  125. Anonymous

    May 23, 2011 at 9:59 pm

    There's a photo shoot with Edie Sedgwick done for Vogue… it's probably 1966, she's wearing a very funky Betsy Johnson two-piece creation consisting of a tiny belted skirt and a tiny top, all long legs and bony hips and pixie cut, and this pic just reminds me so much of that Edie photo. Fabulous! And I love the expressiveness and freedom in the man's movement. You can just feel the energy of Krakow in the political milieu of the 70's! Great shot!

  126. Divali

    June 7, 2011 at 3:15 pm

    This photo has totally captivated me and has stayed in my mind ever since you put it up.Such freedom of expression and arty energy, I love it. I wonder what music they are dancing to.

  127. Jmark

    August 9, 2012 at 7:01 pm

    Scott, you need to visit Poland if you haven’t, especially Warsaw & Krakow. The people here take fashion very seriously and you will have a delightful palette to photograph. In the winter you will get all the women in their beautiful mink coats as well!

    Budapest and Sarajevo are also amazing places to capture the styles of everyday people. :)

  128. Ola

    September 26, 2012 at 6:41 am

    This photo is really amazing, but what’s the most important – it gives the very specific ambience of seventies in Poland. It was the time of a little liberalization and people learned finally how life in free countries really looked. The government allowed to sell the imported clothes in stores called pewex’s.
    I agree with Jmark – you have to visit Poland, people here need a little spur and courage to experiment with fashion, but mostly are very creative.

    Pozdrawiam magiczny Kraków :)

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