May 10, 2015

Lucien Lorelle - Various works

Born in 1894 and deceased in 1968, Lucien Lorelle is quite a figure in French photography, but strangely forgotten, the notoriety being mainly for those who shot scenes of everyday life more than artistic material or nudes. He was friend with several from the surrealist movement, deeply modified the art of the portrait (giving birth to the Harcourt style), wrote books about photography and did some ad campains. Here a selection of his work across ages (not too difficult to see those from the 30's and those from the 60's). Not a potent idiosyncrasy in these images but a real attempt to mix light effects with nude female bodies. Some of them possess a real sensuality, notably the most naturalistic ones. Here some more about him. 

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