Cecil Beaton is different from the other photographers I have looked at so far, although he does like the classic white background, black and white photographs with strong contrasts and shadows he also goes beyond that and experiments with different colours and effects. These are done there and then not on a computer. Not only did he photograph many Hollywood stars and models he was also the Official photographer of the Royal Family. His career really started in the 1920's so he was of an older era to that of David Bailey. And the quality of the photo's really shows this, they are much grainier and unfocused a trend which some try and in-cooperate today into their personal photography although it is rarely seen in magazines or marketing schemes. Not only was he a photographer for Vogue and Vanity Fair but he was an Oscar Winning stage and costume designer. He lived to the age of 76.
|His passion for interior design is really profound in this picture with the contrast of colour and doors.|
|These pictures of Jean Shrimpton are very surreal and modern compared to Beaton's earlier work|