Ralph Crane Captures 'Two-Faced Swimmers in Crazy Caps'

By: Riley von Niessen - Aug 11, 2016
References: time & fubiz.net
Ralph Crane, a photographer whose work gained popularity during the end of the 1950s, was recently revisited by TIME Magazine as a means to tribute his vintage swimming photography series that speaks to the media's athletic narrative that coincides with the summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro.

The project, which was descriptively titled 'Two-Faced Swimmers in Crazy Caps,' shows women happily posing with goofy smiles and vintage swimming caps that were invented by a Long Island housewife named Betty Geib. As TIME reports, her products, which were originally created for her children, quickly sold and enabled her to start 'Betty Darling,' a specialty business.

The models in Ralph Crane's series show off a contagious sense of liberation as they promote Betty Geib's vintage swimming caps, which are made to emulate black cats, summer symbols, comical faces and more.