Somerset House Visit Erwin Blumenfeld Exhibition

Yesterday was my younger aunties 17th birthday, Bianca wanted to go to explore the musems in London we went to Somerset House first. Neither of us had been there before and we were very excited. The fountains in the front were so pretty, we couldn’t resist taking photos infront of them.

The free exhibition we went to see was an Exhibition of Erwin Blumenfeld’s work. Erwin Blumenfeld was a top fashion photographer in the 1940’s and 1950’s, he was born in 1897 and pasted away in 1969. The exhibtion showed his famous iconic doe eye Vogue cover, other work for Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and unpublished exposures that he left behind after his death.

 (http://www.somersethouse.org.uk/visual-arts/blumenfeld-studio)

Here are a few of my favourite works by Erwin that I saw at the exhibition.

Doe Eye

Harper’s Bazaar

Vogue

Other Works

Erwin said that he would take as many exposures as it took to get the right shot to realise his vision, if it took three it took three, if it took 20 it took 20.

These photographs show this example.

Final Shot

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The exhibition was beautiful and really made you see the definition of an era. In the short film we watched, one of the commentators said that Erwin defined an era that’s what made him a great photographer, he made the vision of what we think of when we think of the 1940’s and 1950’s. He was said to have an obssession with beautiful women. That he would ask them to marry him before he shot them to make their face soft and flawless in the photographs.

The short film also showed some of Erwin’s videography of beautiful women. He would photograph models, actresses and celebrities.

The exhibition was great and free so, make a Trip to Somerset House and see it for yourself.

Hope you enjoyed.

xx

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