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Fotografie Portfolio No. 65
Erwin Blumenfeld

Erwin Blumenfeld

Erwin BlumenfeldFotografie Portfolio
No. 65
Erwin Blumenfeld
English and German


96 Pages
270 x 360 mm
ISBN 9783652000062


German-born photographer Erwin Blumenfeld began his career within Dada circles in 1930s Berlin and Paris. Later, he was able to garner success as a famed fashion photographer by working for US magazines as Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar and pioneered forms of modern advertising in his prints for cosmetics. Blumenfeld’s disdain for mainstream conformity was uncompromising and infused his work with an experimental energy. With daring in-camera optical effects and precise control of lighting and processing, he was a technical genius, never leaving any detail to chance. Working mainly in color, his innovative style and legacy continue to shape contemporary photography to this day.

About the Artist
Erwin Blumenfeld was an experimenter and innovator, he produced an extensive body of work including drawings, collages, portraits and nudes, celebrity portraiture, advertising campaigns and his renowned fashion photography both in black and white and color.

About the Publisher
teNeues is a publishing company founded by Dr. Heinz teNeues in Krefeld, Germany, in 1931. It is a third-generation family firm and one of the leading book publishers in the areas of photography, design, lifestyle, and travel.

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