Horst: Photographer of Style Exhibition

Horst: Photographer of Style Exhibition

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Posted 2014-09-10 by Bastion Harrisonfollow

Sat 06 Sep 2014 - Sun 04 Jan 2015



The international fashion photographer, Horst P. Horst, was born in Germany in 1906, and considered a master of composition, lighting, and illusion. He moved to Paris in 1930, which as the fashion capital of the world, presented many opportunities. None more so than a position at Vogue magazine, where his photography rapidly began to replace graphic illustrations.

Horst's style ranged from atmospheric black and whites to the embrace of vivid colour photography that was taking hold at the time. He took pictures of screen and stage stars such as Bette Davis, experimented with Surrealism, and even took on his own personal nature project, which included close ups of plants and minerals to form patterns.

This autumn, the Victoria & Albert Museum are presenting a definitive retrospective on Horst's life works, which spanned sixty years. Tickets to Horst: Photographer of Style are £9 adults £8 seniors, £6 students, and free for under 12s. It runs until the 4th January 2015, and accompanying events include a lunchtime lecture that looks at his early career, and a conference exploring his collaboration with designers, models, and directors.

If you are budding photographer, the V&A are holding also competition. Find inspiration from Horst to recreate one of his iconic pictures, and then submit it to Instagram by the 13th November. The winner will receive tickets on the Eurostar, framing services worth £500, £750 worth of shopping vouchers, and free tickets to the exhibition.

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