He used to say, when people asked him what the "H" stood for, that it was "H for hallick" (= pimp). And, he used to add that it wasn´t entirely untrue, since it was the girl photos that earned him his living. (It was H for Hermann, actually.)
It´s almost impossible to choose just a few snaps from the book to show you, the photos are so amazing, all of them. All the older ladies with their shoes off, makes me remember my childhood, and how all women were wearing shoes just a little too small, for some reason of vanity. And some of the fashionable girls are so dated, while others could have been walking down the street yesterday. Like this girl below, in slacks and sweater, a charm bracelet, espadrilles and natural hair. She is reading Vogue. Compare her to the girls in the background, with their pin curls and very particular late 40´s, early 50´s fashion. The photo is from 1952.
I have taken pictures of people, mostly girls, and animals. I like both dogs and cats. If I see a cat looking funny, I raise my camera. It´s that restrained suppleness. It´s also the movement I notice first in a girl. Her stride. It can be elegant, girlishly cheeky, or very individual. It´s in the movement I find the picture. A still must not be stationary. It must have a direction, a line [of movement]. It´s the way the girl moves that gets me interested in taking her picture.
Pictures of Stockholm? No, I don´t think I have any. Do I?"
this, this, or this. There are others, like this one, but that´s more about the fashion, less about photography. You can see more of Kary H Lasch´s photos here, scanned from the book. Unfortunately, the book is out of print, and you´ll be lucky to find one on the second hand market. I think whoever owns the photos should do something with them, make them accessible. Kary H Lasch should not be forgotten.