The Man who shot beautiful woman


The Man who shot beautiful woman
Erwin Blumenfeld survived two world wars to become one of the world's most highly-paid fashion photographers and a key influence on the development of photography as an art form. Yet after his mysterious death in Rome in 1969, his name is little-known today… In the first ever film about his life and work, Blumenfeld’s gripping life story is uncovered through exclusive access to his extensive archive of stunning photographs, fashion films, home-movies and self-portraits, to reveal a man obsessed by the pursuit of beautiful women, but also by the endless possibilities of photography itself. With contributions from leading photographers Rankin, Nick Knight and Solve Sundsbo and 82-year-old supermodel Carmen Dell'Orefice, this is the richly complex story of one of the 20th century's most original photographic artists.

Duration : 01 h 00 mins

Producer : BBC Bristol, Thinking Violets

Production year : 2013

Production country : United Kingdom

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