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Monday Muse: Photographer Erwin Blumenfeld

Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-1969)

Claim to Vogue Fame: one of the most iconic covers in Vogue 's history in 1950

and in 1939, another iconic image appeared in Vogue

    

 

Erwin Blumenfeld was one of the highest-paid fashion photographers of the 1950s, working for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. He used mirrors, veils, double exposure, solarisation, and sandwich printing. Blumenfeld’s images were never conventional: models’ heads were replicated, frames were split, mirroring devices were used, some features were accentuated over others. There was an element of the surreal to his portraits, and what’s really noticeable is how the glossy magazines of the day (Vogue, Harper's Bazaar) embraced his work. At the time, the beautifully composed image was everything. I need not say anymore, other than these images are inspirational and I hope to emulate Erwin Blumenfeld's vision at some point in time. Now, I will let the images speak for itself.

 

 

 

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