This set of images was inspired by the endless stream of James Dean images on Tumblr, the classic greaser novels like The Outsiders, and a few items from my wardrobe suffering from a Vitamin D deficiency. The now experienced portrait photographer, stylist, and all-round festival, Fielding Frost, headed off with me for day of camera-wrangling and laughs. Here is what resulted.

greaser style black and white portrait smoking 1950s denim jacket

greaser style black and white portrait smoking 1950s denim jacket

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greaser style hair black and white portrait smoking 1950s james dean  style portrait photography

greaser style hair black and white portrait smoking 1950s james dean  style portrait photography

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greaser style hair black and white portrait smoking 1950s james dean  style portrait photography baseball white tee urban

I usually hate being in front of the camera, but I have to say this was a lot of fun to shoot. Fielding deserves all the credit for getting this look nailed down. If you do share any of these pictures please credit them back to me, as we did work hard to put this photoset together.

I have more photosets planned for the future, so hopefully you’ll be seeing this type of thing coming through more often here at The Hanger Bay.

For more of my original photography you can head over to my personal photography tumblr page at lukeeleonard.tumblr.com

I’m also actively using Instagram @lukasleonard posting mostly landscape and street photography.

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The Greaser Style Photoset
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  • AlexDyson

    Just wondering, what’s the name of the black jacket?

    • Hey Alex, it’s a navy jacket by The Academy Brand it’s called the Palms Bomber. Search “Academy Brand” here on THB and you’ll find a link and more info.

      • AlexDyson

        Thanks so much! Not sure how I didn’t find it elsewhere on your blog, but I’m probably (definitely) getting one.

  • Chris

    Please tell me what you put in your hair. And how you get it like that

    • Blow dry it back, and then spray it a little with water and use American Crew pomade, and hair spray. Hair needs to have enough length for it to stay back and for the front to slide forward.

  • Tom_Bombadilll

    I know I’m a year late but what t-shirt is that? I have been searching far and wide for a good white t-shirt to get that 50’s look and you have found it, where is it from? Would also like to know what jeans those are? Great pics.

    • The t-shirt is an undersized crewneck from Industrie Clothing (an Australian brand). The jeans are a slimmer fit from Uniqlo.

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