*Norma Shearer (1935)*These gorgeous photographs were taken by Edward Steichen (1879-1973). Born in Luxembourg Eduard Jean Steichen became a naturalised American citizen after migrating to the US with his family as a child. Steichen was first and foremost a fine art painter until he realised how his skills in fine art could translate into photography to create a new kind of pictoralist art photography. During World War One he comanded the photographic division of the American Expeditionary Force. Viewing the world from above, as director of arial photography, led Steichen to experiment with a new ‘modernist’ photography and after the war he turned to photographing the fashion and film world from new perspectives. Just feast your eyes on these truly beautiful images... What do you think?
Kendall Lee (1925) * Gloria Swanson (1924) *Marlene Dietrich (1934)*