Blumenfeld Studio – Somerset House

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Last week when the sun was shining I took a trip into town to see the Blumenfeld exhibition at Somerset House, I watched the most amazing documentary about him on bbc4 last month and have been dying to go ever since. The documentary is called ‘the man who shot beautiful women’ and is a fascinating incite into a complicated man who was so before his time in photo experimentation, hopefully you can still watch it – here.  Blumenfeld still holds the accolade of having photographed the most vogue covers, he came to worldwide fame in the 40s and 50s for his innovative and incredibly stylized fashion photography.

The exhibition itself covers a multiple of ‘small’ rooms in the east wing, the setting is just perfect to show off his prints, I felt like a kid in sweetie shop there is just so much to look at! Here are some of my favorites and sneaky pictures of the show I managed to take on my iphone!

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If you want to read more about Blumenfeld’s life there is a brilliant article written by Tamsin Blanchard called ‘The extraordinary story of Erwin Blumenfeld’ for the telegraph here. The exhibition is free and on until 1st September, they also have a free tour every Thursday at 1.15 pm.


And of course a picture of Rosie fascinated by the fountains in the courtyard!


2 thoughts on “Blumenfeld Studio – Somerset House

    • It is stunning and the way he posed the model was total genius! we’re so use to seeing images like this now in fashion photography but back then it’s was really extraordinary.

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