Lillian Bassman

Lillian Bassman and her husband Paul Himmel in New York

Just read the new „Elle Germany“ Issue and found the work of one of the best and most inspiring fashion photographers.  Lillian Bassman was born in 1917 and started her career as an art director at „Harper’s Bazaar“.  Her good friend Richard Avedon encouraged her to start photography. After many experiments in the darkroom she developed her unique way of making fashion photographs. Her signature style, was once described by Avedon as making ‚visible that heart-breaking invisible place between the appearance and the disappearance of things‘. Blurred edges make them look like paintings, which emphasizes the marvelous elegance of each graceful picture. On October 1st a monograph with her wonderful work was published. Click here to check it out at amazon. The „Deichtor-Hallen“ gallery in Hamburg  shows the work of Lillian Bassman and her husband Paul Himmel until the 21st of february 2010.


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  1. Silvi, I’m so happy you started a blog. I can’t wait to see what you post and write about. I love Lillian’s work, it’s so beautiful. I posted her images on my blog after you told me about her.

    Lot’s of Love!

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