I simply love the photographs in this Flickr Commons set from the George Eastman House of pictures taken by Nickolas Muray.

Nickolas Muray was a Hungary-born photographer who had a very successful career as a photographer. He was known for his celebrity portraits in magazines during the 1920′s and 1930′s before moving on to work in advertising. He is one of the photographers responsible for establishing the aesthetic of the modern color advertisement. Of course, advertisements today don’t resemble his work anymore but it’s fun to look back and see his brilliant lighting technique that gave his photos a very distinct look.