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1. Toni Frissell poses for a photographic portrait with ski poles in front of a snowy mountain.
Toni Frissell in sunglasses at ski resort. Photo by Toni Frissell, 1954.

Here Comes the Sun

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My latest Flickr album – Toni Frissell – The Great Outdoors – showcases the photographer’s work in and with nature. Let’s focus on a few images that feature the sun or spotlight its effects.

This photo from 1960 shows the sun rising over a mist-covered racetrack in Saratoga Springs, New York:

The sun shines over trees and the wooden barricades of a horse racing track.
Saratoga Springs. Photo by Toni Frissell, August 1960.

The sunlight dapples the water in Maine in this photo from an unpublished shoot for Sports Illustrated magazine:

Sunlight reflects off water where two people maneuver small boats.
Maine Yachting Trip – Extras. Photo by Toni Frissell, 1958.

The sun frames these shadowy surfers in orange and purple hues as they catch waves in Hawaii:

The sun shines behind four people riding surfboards in the ocean.
Hawaii, Sunrise Surfing/Sunset. Photo by Toni Frissell, October 1965.

Who doesn’t enjoy soaking up the sun’s warmth as Didi Abreu (Mary Sargent Ladd d’Anglejanis) is doing in Switzerland in 1967?

Didi Abreu poses with closed eyes for a photographic portrait inside a Swiss grain barn.
Didi Abreu – Eating through Hiking. Photo by Toni Frissell, June 1967.

In November of 1959, “The Sound of Music” opened on Broadway. In August of that year, Mary Martin traveled to Vermont to meet Maria von Trapp, who she would soon play. The sun wonderfully highlights the two women and the von Trapp grandchildren:

Mary Martin holds a guitar and sits with Maria von Trapp and her grandchildren.
Mary Martin Stowe Choices. Photo by Toni Frissell. August 1959.

This is a very small sampling of Frissell’s sun-drenched work in the open air.

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