March 17, 2014

Framed

Erwin Blumenfled and Tim WalkerErwin Blumenfeld’s images often teased its viewers through photographic and visual manipulations achieved by reflective surfaces, shadows and duplications. When photographing the soon-to-be Princess of Monaco, Blumenfeld hinted at surrealism by housing Grace Kelly in a life-sized gilded frame, perhaps likening her to a literal work of art. In 2007, photographer Tim Walker, whose aesthetic is more whimsy than surreal, would similarly place model¬†Stella Tennant behind a baroque, picture-less gold frame for¬†Vogue Italia‘s August 2007 issue.

 

Grace Kelly by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1955

Grace Kelly by Erwin Blumenfeld, 1955

 

 

Stella Tennant by Tim Walker for Vogue Italia, August 2007

Stella Tennant by Tim Walker for Vogue Italia, August 2007

 

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