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Vintage Glamour Photography by Neil Montanus

The Girl from Ipanema. Maria Schwan, one of Brazil's top models at the time, posed for Neil on the famous Ipanema Beach in Rio De Janeiro. Earlier that year, she had  graced the pages of the 1978 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition.



Model at Chimney Bluffs. along Lake Ontario in central New York. Neil was asked by an art director to create something 'different' for an advertising campaign for what was then the sharpest color film in the world, Ektar 25. Having recently come into possession of a giant bubble-making device, this is what he came up with. Mission accomplished as the art director loved the shot.


Taiwanese girl inside Buddhist Temple near Taipei, Taiwan.



Model on the South Pacific Island of Guam. The model was Miss Guam.

Model in St. Crois, Virgin Islands. This beautiful young lady had just won the title of Miss Virgin Islands.

Venezuelan model taken during one of Neil's South American assignments.



Brazilan Model circa 1975 near Brasilia.




Brazilian model Maria Schwan, on Ipanema Beach in Rio De Janeiro, 1978.




Maasai tribal women, Masai Mara, Kenya, Africa.

Neil and Cybil Shephard taking a lunch break on the beach on Long Island, NY during a photo shoot early in her career.


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