Simple Pleasures: Photographs That Have Cast a Spell on Us

“Halloween is not only about putting on a costume, but it’s about finding the imagination and costume within ourselves.” – Elvis Duran

Elliott Erwitt, Paris, France (Children with Masks)
Elliott Erwitt, Paris, France (Children with Masks), 1949, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Cathleen Naundorf, La Nuit Masque I, Treacy Hat, Cadolle Underwear
Cathleen Naundorf, La Nuit Masque I, Treacy Hat, Cadolle Underwear, 2012, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Helen Levitt, N.Y.C. Masked Children
Helen Levitt, N.Y.C. Masked Children, 1939, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Bruce Davidson, Dwarf; Dwarf with Cigarette and Flowers
Bruce Davidson, Dwarf with Cigarette and Flowers, Mid 1990’s, Silver Gelatin Photograph⁠
Brian Duffy, David Bowie Scary Monsters "Ashes to Ashes"
Brian Duffy, Scary Monsters, Clown, 1979, Archival Pigment Photograph
Harry Benson, Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow at Truman Capote's Black and White Ball
Harry Benson, Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow at Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball, 1966, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Brassai, Untitled (Woman with Cat Mask)
Brassai (Gyula Halasz), Untitled (Woman with Cat Mask), 1930s, Early Silver Gelatin Photograph
Edouard Boubat, Folies Bergeres I
Edouard Boubat, Folies Bergeres I, 1962, Vintage Silver Gelatin Photograph
Horst P. Horst, Lobster Salvador II (Dali Costume)
Horst P. Horst, Lobster Salvador II (Dali Costume), c. 1939, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Kimiko Yoshida, The Torero Bride with a Black Suit of Lights, Remembering Picasso (Self-portrait)
Kimiko Yoshida, The Torero Bride with a Black Suit of Lights, Remembering Picasso (Self-portrait), 2006, C-Type Color Photograph Mounted on Acrylic and Aluminium
Edouard Boubat, Bernard, Paris
Edouard Boubat, Bernard, Paris, 1965, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Frank Horvat, Lingerie Ad For Chantelle, Paris
Frank Horvat, Lingerie Ad For Chantelle, Paris, 1965, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Brassai (Gyula Halasz), Parade D'Un Spectacle De Fete Foraine, Boulevard Saint-Jacques, Paris
Brassai (Gyula Halasz), Parade D’Un Spectacle De Fete Foraine, Boulevard Saint-Jacques, Paris, 1931, Silver Gelatin Photograph
Horst P. Horst, Dali Costumes
Horst P. Horst, Dali Costumes, 1939, Silver Gelatin Photograph

Simple Pleasures is an ongoing series curated by Holden Luntz Gallery, presenting a selection of our favorite pictures organized thematically.

We hope you find these photographs as a gentle reminder that there are always simple pleasures to be found.