Erwin Blumenfeld

<p><b>Erwin Blumenfeld</b>, <i>The Red Cross</i>, Vogue, March 1945.</p>
<p><b>Erwin Blumenfeld</b>, <i>Eiffel Tower</i>, French Vogue May 1939, model: Lisa Fonssagrives.</p>
<p><b>Erwin Blumenfeld</b>, <i>Doe Eye</i>, Vogue, January 1950, model: Jean Patchett.</p>
<p><b>Erwin Blumenfeld</b>, <i>Portrait of Cecil Beaton</i>, 1940s.</p>
<p><b>Erwin Blumenfeld</b></p>
<p><b>Erwin Blumenfeld</b> Vogue, November 1944.</p>
<p><b>Erwin Blumenfeld</b>, <i>Hat and Jewelry</i>, 1938.</p>
<p><b>Erwin Blumenfeld</b></p>
<p><b>Erwin Blumenfeld</b>, <i>Self Portrait</i>, 1945.</p>
<p><b>Erwin Blumenfeld</b>, <i>Dress by Jacques Fath</i>, Vogue, October 1952.</p>
<p><b>Erwin Blumenfeld</b> cover variant, Vogue US, June 1949.</p>
<p><b>Erwin Blumenfeld</b>, <i>Evelyn Tripp in a Jacques Fath dress, New York</i>, 1953.</p>
<p><b>Erwin Blumenfeld</b>, Vogue Condé Nast, May 1946.</p>
<p><b>Erwin Blumenfeld</b>, Vogue US, 1953.</p>
<p><b>Erwin Blumenfeld</b>, <i>Carmen Dell’Orefice</i>, Vogue, 1947.</p>
1897 , d. 1969

Drafted as an ambulance driver into WWI (wanted to desert but his mom reported him), then interned in prison camps for a year in WWII. Was influenced by Dada artists such as Man Ray and made Dadaist collages and artistic photos, pushing darkroom technique and making use of double exposures, sandwiched negatives, screens, veils, solarization, cutouts, high-contrast printing and more. Came to the attention of Cecil Beaton, who searched him out in Paris and introduced him to French Vogue. Shot fashion for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar while still experimenting and refusing to compromise his vision, became wealthy and famous. Had three children; his daughter Lisette often modeled for his work. Had affairs with younger women (one later married his son Henry) that eventually separated him from his wife. Wrote his autobiography from birth to imagined death, then induced his own heart attack to match (instead of suffering from what he thought might be cancer).

time well spent

closeup view Jack Troy cup, links to Jack Troy artist page

time to explore

link to newest page of ceramic artist links, including link to Scott Parady, pictured

time flies

Link to monthly image blog