Photography: Alex Prager's retro touch

Written by Kurt | Friday, 17 September 2010 18:51

alexpragerRecently we bumped into a very promising photographer of which we couldn't resist sharing some photos. For some reason Alex Prager seems to have a liking for featuring cars (old cars mostly) in her photographs. Our guess is that it gives her the extra retro touch she's always looking for in photos. All the models are dressed in a retroish way as well, which we like, it gives all her photographs this nostalgic cinematic feel. As a result the shots always have a whiff of nostalgia about them even if the surroundings are modern.

Alex Prager was born in Los Angeles back in 1979, indeed, in the last year of the glam era. Something which also seems to have had an effect on her photographs. There's drama, there's humour, there's beauty and there are cars.. Lots of them! Interesting, but where does this whole retro fashion and technique thing really come from? She gave DazedDigital Magazine a perfect explanation:

"I love retro fashion. I grew up watching old movies and shopping in thrift stores. I love the look of the films and the advertisements from back then… The lighting, hair and makeup, sets and all that are so over the top, they kind of act as a separation from reality. The elements create a world that is entirely it's own, making it seem they could make anything happen in this world. Melodrama used to be a genre. It was full of murder, crime and heartache, and because it was all done with a wink, and inside this little glamourous bubble, it didn't offend anyone, instead it excited the imagination and brought life to the world."

Now, as this is of course still a car website let's enjoy the shots she made featuring some classic cars, can you spot the make and model? Oh, and thankfully she didn't use any male models, just a truckload of pretty women are to be seen in the photos underneath!

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