Monday, October 25, 2010

The Early Days of Colour

The National Gallery of Australia in our nation's capital is currently hosting an exhibition of Australian-born photographer Anton Bruehl's work. Bruehl relocated from Melbourne to New York and from the 1920s through to the 1950s he was a top international photographer of magazine editorials and advertising campaigns. He is credited as one of the early pioneers of colour photography (I have a particular love for early colour photographs) and also pursued art photography alongside his more commercial work, publishing two books of travel inspired images.
Most of his magazine work was with the Conde Nast group for Vogue, Vanity Fair and House & Garden. You can see some more of his lovely cover shots here.


BaronessVonVintage said...

these are so beautiful (esp. that first one, which is a favourite of mine!)

what are they wearing now said...

Lovely photos. So natural with a feeling of innocence.

Nostalgically Yours said...

I love seeing photographs like these and those of, say, Richard Avedon. It really shows you how far ahead of their time they were. These photos could all have been taken today - they seem natural to us. Yet most of these were probably very controversial and ground-breaking when first published. Great post!

Andi B. Goode said...

His work is so gorgeous. Am slightly overwhelmed!
-Andi x