BLUMENFELD AT SOMERSET HOUSE





Barbara Palvin, the 'doe eye', 1950

Barbara Palvin, the ‘doe eye’, 1950

 

A show called Blumenfeld Studio: New York, 1941–1960 held at Somerset House until September 1 focuses on Berlin-born photographer Erwin Blumenfeld (1897–1969), one of the most internationally sought-after portrait and fashion photographers in the 1940s and 1950s. America’s leading magazines including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar hired him for his imaginative and highly individual shots. 

Around 100 colour photographs and originals of Erwin Blumenfeld’s works in fashion magazines provide insights into this key artistic phase in the life of the artist from his photography studio at 222 Central Park South in New York.
 

Self-Portrait, 1961

Self-Portrait, 1961



Next time you are by the Strand, make sure you pop in to have a glimpse at the dazzling world of this little known but iconic photographer.

Lilian Marcusson for Vogue, January 1951

Lilian Marcusson for Vogue, January 1951

 

Evelyn Tripp in Dior, 1949

 

Nancy Berg, Cadillac, 1954

Nancy Berg, Cadillac, 1954








1953

1953

 

Grace Kelly, 1955

Grace Kelly for Cosmopolitan, 1955

 

Decollete, 1952

Decollete, 1952

 





City Lights, 1946

City Lights, 1946

 

Ruth Knowles for Vogue, May 1949

Ruth Knowles for Vogue, May 1949

 

Vogue, 1953

Untitled, 1947

Audrey Hepburn

Audrey Hepburn, 1952


Untitled, 1950


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3 Profiles, 1952

3 Profiles, 1952

 

Untitled, 1944

Untitled, 1944

 

Girl with Gloves, May 1949

Girl with Gloves, May 1949

 

Erwin Blumenfeld by Gordon parks, July 1950

Erwin Blumenfeld by Gordon parks, July 1950






4 comments


  • Nancy Sykes

    Pure glamour – it puts today’s fashion photography to shame. Evelyn Tripp and Audrey Hepburn – unforgettable images.

    June 20, 2013
    • fabricebana

      Merci. It should be delightful. Nothing like timeless vintage glamour

      June 20, 2013
  • Hi Fabrice,
    What a wonderful find – thankyou so much for sharing. Gorgeous, sumptuous images, and incredibly compelling. Another addition to my “must-see” list!
    Helen

    June 20, 2013
    • fabricebana

      Thanks for commenting. I should be going today myself. Sure it’ll be great

      June 20, 2013

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