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GLAMOUR PORTRAITURE:

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Glamour portrait my way: Translated

Erwin Blumenfield is perhaps the most versatile and most inspiring of all the early classic fashion and glamour photographers. One of Blumenfield's techniques was to hide parts of the face with netting which became a favourite technique used by many great glamour photographers to this day.

His iconic double-face portraits are to this day very difficult to attempt, especially when considering that this work was done more than a half a century before the advent of computers. These portraits are very reminiscent of cubism and parallels can be drawn to Picasso and Braque's annalistic cubist work. To further his work in a cubist style he would use mirrors to create multiple views of the same subject.

Blumenfield's keen observation and sense of composition allowed him to create great works doing partial body-shots, especially with reference to his well known work of legs and stockings.

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Erwin Blumenfield embraced colour as it became more accessible during his photography career. Colour demanded a new visual concept with new subjective values.

Warm colours will draw and focus the eye, this supported by graphic elements, like a cross will therefore exponentially enforce the visual value. Apart from the use of colour to draw the eye a 'minimal' approach, which was novel for the time, creates strong graphic value forwarding photography into the graphic world as graphic works of art.

Story and all photos below by Hein Waschefort 2016