Born in Russia, George Hoyningen-Huene (1900-1968) was a famous photographer especially during the 1920s and 1930s. He began as a fashion draftman for magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and Faichild’s Magazine. From 1925 to 1935, he was the chief photographer of French Vogue. Then, from 1935, he produced photoshoots for Harper’s Bazaar. In the 1940’s, he published two books (Hellas and Egypt) and began to photograph movie stars like Ava Gardner, Katharine Hepburn, Cary Grant and Gary Cooper.
He is especially known for his iconic photo “The bathers” (1930). His photos are of rare beauty : magnificent light, effects of light and shade, graceful poses… Inspired by Ancient Greece, George Hoyningen-Huene used sculptures, columns in some of his photos. Besides, he shot beautifully Vionnet and Schiaparelli gowns worn by models.
The 1920s seen by George Hoyningen-Huene :
The famous swimmers and bathers :
The 1930’s magnified in wonderful photos signed George Hoyningen-Huene :
The 1940s fashion captured by George Hoyningen-Huene :
Magnificent black and white pictures by George Hoyningen-Huene :
The glamorous actress Ava Gardner immortalized by George Hoyningen-Huene :
The greatest Hollywood actors were photographed by George Hoyningen-Huene :
Portraits of celebrities by George Hoyningen-Huene :