Aug 16, 2012

Edward Steichen: A Photographer Before His Time

Before I started blogging, I enjoyed looking at photographs.  It always intrigued me how the photographer was able to capture the perfect shot. 

Gloria Swanson
I heard that Ansel Adams would stay at a location all day just to wait for the "right" conditions in order to get the shot he wanted.

Elizabeth Meyer
In 1923, Vanity Fair said that Edward Steichen was one of the greatest living portrait photographers.  He set about transforming the look of fashion magazines by accepting the post of chief photographer for Conde Nast Publications. 

Lotus
In his early years he created softly focused, expressive images. He created beautiful portraits without out the help of a digital camera.  He published a book called The Family of Man in 1955.  This book is comprised of pictures he has taken all over the world. As human beings, we all have the same hopes and dreams, no matter where we come from.

Loretta Young
There is only one man in the world
and his name is All Men.
There is only one woman in the world
and her name is All Women.
There is only one child in the world
and the child's name is All Children.