Girl with the roadmap, photo by Georges Dambier, ELLE, April 1957.

Dambier was hired by Helene Lazareff, director of ELLE, who gave him his first assignment as a fashion photographer. Dambier did not conform to the standard technique of taking fashion pictures, with models standing emotionless and seemingly indifferent to the camera. Instead, he showed models smiling, laughing and often in action.