The Dutch vintage fashion photographer Paul Huf

Paul Huf (1924-2002) was an important Dutch photographer. He started his career in 1946 at the “Comedia theater company”. In the Fifties, he became famous thanks to his portraits of Queen Juliana of The Netherlands and Prince Bernhard. He also shot advertisings and fashion photos particulary with the model Ann Pickford. These photos are particulary elegant and graceful.

In the Sixties, he captured the Swinging London and shot iconic fashion photoshoots. He worked mostly for the Dutch fashion magazines Avenue and Margriet. His photos were creative, innovative, amusing, lively and joyful. The models’s poses were very different from the Fifties (more natural, more in movement, interactions between models…).

Paul Huf has so marked the Dutch photography that his name was given to a prize awarding each year a young international talent in photography (“Foam Paul Huf Award”). Moreover, since 2002, the “Great Paul” has awarded annually to the photographer who is the best top photographer of the year according to their own colleagues.

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