Friday, 30 August 2013

Exhibition | Blumenfeld Studio

I must admit firstly that I have probably been the worst blogger on the planet.

But during the time I have spent not blogging, I have finished my placement with Anna Kompaniets (I am now one step closer to becoming an embroidery extraordinaire) and I am looking forward to starting at Jonathan Saunders on Monday!(Yay)
*** You may have also noticed that I have updated my ancient mobile and I now have instagram !!!!!
(There are some pictures on the side somewhere, I guess if you want to follow me you can just click on one of the images or something?)

I have been kind of thinking about stuff and life in general and going into my third and final year of my degree (I seriously can't fucking believe how fast time has gone) I have been getting questions such as 'So, what are you going to do when you graduate?' pretty often. :||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||||

But not to bore (In answer to the question, if you hadn't gathered already I have completely no idea),
I have something nice to share with you all.

On Wednesday Anna sent me and the other intern Treeney off to see the Blumenfeld Studio exhibition at Somerset House.
(This also involved getting slightly lost, some sightseeing and an hours walk in search of chocolate cake)
Basically the exhibition was incredible! My Mum told me ages ago about this documentary on C4 called 'The Man Who Shot Beautiful Women', I obviously took the title way too literally and never watched it.
But, it turned out they had a part of the documentary playing at center of the exhibition, evidently its about Blumenfeld and not the bludgeoning massacre of which I had imagined.

The exhibition has already finished............ I didn't actually know that when I started writing and it does make this who post feel find of pointless now but hey, here is a little about Blumenfeld and a selection of his incredible images!

"Berlin-born photographer Erwin Blumenfeld (1897–1969) was 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. The show focuses on the little-known history of his photography studio at 222 Central Park South in New York. Around 100 colour photographs and originals of Erwin Blumenfeld’s works in fashion magazines provide insights into this key artistic phase in his life." Taken from here.

The Red Cross, Vogue March 1945

Eiffel Tower, Vogue Port Folio

Nude Under Wet Silk

Images taken from
© 2012 - 2013 The Estate of Erwin Blumenfeld