"Germaine Krull was the very prototype of the “New Woman”: a young entrepreneuse – she had set up her own portrait studio in Berlin in 1923/24 (together with Gretel and Kurt Hübschmann) with bobbed haircut, cigarette and bisexual inclinations, she almost ideally conformed to the typical image of the “New Woman” as portrayed week be week – whether admiringly or otherwise – in the art periodicals, women’s magazines and illustrated weeklies of the Weimar Republic."
Mirrors, Masks and Spaces. Self-portraits by Women Photographers in the twenties and thirties. ◊ Jeu de Paume / le magazine
if you needed more reasons to understand why i’ve wanted to be a flapper since i was fifteen, all you need to do is read this. i’ve resisted the smoking trait, but goddamn you know i’ve been tempted.
also, i must say if i didn’t identify as queer, i might be tempted to start identifying as having “bisexual inclinations.” bahaha.