A pupil of leading art director Alexey Brodovitch, Paul Himmel worked as fashion photographer for "Vogue" and "Harper's Bazaar" in the late 1940s, 50s and 60s. This is a major retrospective of his work, containing both commercial and noncommercial pictures.
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First retrospective of one of the greatest US photographers
In the late 1940s, the 1950s and 1960s, Paul Himmelwas one of the great fashion photographers and one of the few to workfor both Vogue and Harpers Bazaar. A compelling and innovative image-maker, the recent discovery of his work fills a void in modern photography. This book presents, for the first time in forty years, a comprehensive retrospective of his work. Highly personal in nature, it includes both commercial and non-commercial, editorial and personal images. His images are about movement but there is a eloquence to many of them as well. The book is divided into sections entitled City, Islands, Nudes, Circus, Ballet, Travel, Family and Colour.
In the 1940s, New York City emerged as the worlds most buoyant centre for modern art. Paul Himmel, as many of this centurys great photographers, was embarking on his career. In 1945 he began working for magazines and advertising. He became known for his outstanding work, particularly his motion studies. By 1969, he abandoned photography to become a psycho-therapist.