Posts Tagged ‘Vogue magazine’

Artist of the moment……George Hoyningen- Huene

George Hoyningen- Huene was an internationally renown photographer born in St. Petersberg, Russia in the year 1900. Over his career he worked for many fashion magazines including Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. Huene was most popular in the 1920s through the 1940s where he gained fame for his unique images of the human figure.

Huene’s father was a nobleman. Huene had two sisters who both went on to careers in the fashion industry as designers.

Huene’s family left Russia after the revolution moving first to London, England and then Paris, France. In Paris he met Horst P. Horst, already profiled here, and the two became romantically involved.

The artist went on to enjoy a long career in movies. Huene shot celebrity photographs and even was a special assistant on many movies helping with color consulting. This was when the industry was just experimenting with technicolor.

George Hoyningen- Huene passed away in 1968.

Price range information: Works range from $3,000 to $30,000.

In this clip a selection of works from George Hoynington- Huene’s lifetime of work:

From an artist’s view my favorite images of the artist are the ones showing the silhouette of a figure interacting with a basic geometric shape. The women holding an object that appears to be a hula hoop. The shapes and design are very intriguing.


Artist of the moment….Photographer Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon was an American photographer born in New York City in 1923. Avedon was renown for his photography with celebrities and also people that you wouldn’t normally associate with Fine Art photography such as mental patients. His father came from Russia and after a rough beginning in the States opened a successful retail clothing store. His mother came from a family that owned a dress manufacturing business. From a young age the artist was exposed to fashion and art.

price range information: Many works are priced between $2,000 and $6,000 to a high of $723,000 for an edition of the Beatles.

Avedon was great at capturing movement, he did this by cropping pictures.

Below a brief clip from the B.B.C.

Some other individuals the artist found interesting to capture on film were his father and his battle with cancer, mental patients, and even farmers.

Avedon was also a great writer and poet.

In the World War 2 Avedon joined the Merchant Marines. After his departure Avedon became a department store photographer. This led to employment in the fashion photography industry working with Harpers Bazaar. He would continue to mentor under Alexey Brodovitch at the New School for Social Research. The art director at Harper’s from 1944 to 1950 before eventually opening up his own studio.

In addition to Harper’s Avedon worked for Vogue and the New Yorker magazines.

In 1985 Richard Avedon was named photographer of the year by the American Society of Magazine Publishers.

Below a montage of images by Richard Avedon. Many celebrity images in this clip.

Another great montage of works.

Avedon passed away in 2004 at the age of 81 years old.