From the 1950s until the 1980s, Californian photographer Stan Shuttleworth made it his business to photograph women with long hair — really long hair. The photographer, whose work we spotted over at Vintage Everyday, would place ads in the local papers for long-locked models and sell the photos on an “honor system”: that is, he’d send you some photos and if you liked them, you could send him money. Shuttleworth’s photos range from lovely to strange and kind of unsettling — or maybe that’s just us thinking about how dealing with all that hair. Click through for a few of our favorites from the collection, and then head on over to Vintage Everyday to see more of Shuttleworth’s work.
Image credit: Stan Shuttleworth