Cecil Beaton was an official photographer for the Royal Family. He has numerous photos of the Royal Family, especially the Queen. In this upcoming photo exhibition, rare photos of the Queen will be displayed. Read on for more details.
Cecil Beaton was a celebrated fashion photographer who had a career at Vogue Magazine. In 1939, he got an invitation from the Buckingham Palace to photograph the Queen. The photo session was expected to last only a few minutes, but Beaton’s photo session with the Queen lasted for 3 hours. From then on, Beaton became a photographer for the Royal Family, taking their photos from the 1930’s up to the 1960’s. In celebration of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, rare photos taken by Beaton will be displayed. See more details below.
Here are some photos of the Queen taken by Cecil Beaton:
Victoria and Albert Museum
Cromwell Road, London
February 8, 2012 – April 22, 2012
Susanna Brown is the Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She curated the exhibition "Horst: Photographer of Style" as well as recent V&A shows "Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography" and "Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton." We lent her an LC-A+ to test out her own photography skills and asked her a few questions about this fascinating job.
This article is a tribute to the street and humanist photographer Sabine Weiss. Considered a living legend in street photography, she likes to photograph daily lives of people, trying to capture the emotions she recognizes around her. Weiss like to photograph people of all ages but she especially loves to take photos of children, masterfully immortalizing their spontaneous gestures and emotions. For this article, I was inspired by one of her rare sports photos of some children practicing judo. Do you want to know more about this great artist? Well, read on!
Herbert Morris has been taking photographs for almost 60 years. From being his family's event photographer, he now acts as one of the community's resident guides who's always willing to give advice—photography related or otherwise—to fellow lomographers. In this interview, Herbert shares tidbits about his life as a war veteran and how being a sneaky photographer preserved the memories of his aunt.
Horst P. Horst was a fashion photographer who became famous for his striking use of composition and lighting. His photographs depict sheer and timeless beauty. The Victoria and Albert Museum is celebrating Horst's work with a retrospective exhibition of photographs from his prolific career. Lomography has teamed up with the V&A to give YOU the chance to win amazing prizes including tickets to see the exhibition, a book of his photographs and a Diana F+ Colette. Read on to find out more.
For six months beginning this October, the famous Tate Britain will be showcasing, among other artworks, rare, early examples of 3D photography from the collection of former Queen guitarist, Brian May.
Looper is a Scottish Indie/Electronic band fronted by former Belle and Sebastian bassist Stuart David. Lomography has teamed up with Looper and Mute, a UK-based record label, to bring you this special rumble where you can win a LomoKino, a Looper bundle which includes a 5-CD Box Set signed by the band, live cassette and badge. On top of this Looper will be selecting their favourite photos to be featured in their latest music video which is aptly called “I’m a Photograph”! You’d be mad not to enter! Read on for details.
London based photographer Chris Pollard captured the catwalks and presentations of London Collections: Men (LCM) - the capital’s showcase of menswear trends this season with the Petzval Lens. His wonderful photos from that night will be showcased in our Lomography Soho Store from Feb 5th onwards. Keep on reading for the details.
Fifteen of Stanley Kubrick's most memorable photo essays from when he was working as a photographer for "Look" magazine are currently on exhibit at Vienna's Bank Austria Kunstforum. Learn the story behind his very first photograph for the publication, taken when he was only 16 years old, as well as a few others after the cut.
Celebrated artist Pablo Picasso had his brush with photography when he was still alive, both in front of the camera and behind it. Find out the details of an ongoing exhibit featuring his photographic work after the jump.