Erwin Blumenfeld, one of the most influential and respected photographers of the twentieth century is the subject of a new exhibition at Somerset House, in London.
With a career spanning some 35 years, he created an expansive body of work including celebrity portraiture, advertising campaigns, black and white nudes and fashion photography.
He also took more covers for Vogue than any other photographer, the record for which still stands today.
Inspired by the idea of photography as art, he often based fashion shoots on pieces by the masters and in doing so he became one of the most famous and highly paid fashion photographers in the business.
The exhibition concentrates on work during his most successful period of 1941-1960 and is open from 23 May until 1 September 2013.