Stern FOTOGRAFIE Portfolio No. 65
96 pp., hardcover
22 color and 39 b/w photographs
Text in English and German
|Format:||10 5/8 x 14 1/6 in.|
- An essential chapter in the history of 20th-century photography, of interest to both aficionados and scholars
Still fresh and original, this body of work remains highly influential
German-born photographer Erwin Blumenfeld began his career in the Dadaist circles of Berlin and Paris in the 1930s. Later, he garnered success as a famed fashion photographer for such US magazines as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and as a pioneer of modern advertising in his commercials for cosmetics.
Blumenfeld had a disdain for mainstream conformity and without compromise, his images were infused with an experimental energy. With daring in-camera optical effects and a precise control of lighting and processing, he was a technical genius—never leaving any detail to chance. Working mainly in color, his innovative style continues to shape contemporary photography.