FlashBak: Historical Photographer – Cecil Beaton

have wanted to make a post about Cecil for a really long time and i am finally getting a chance to do that post! Cecil Beaton is one of my most favorite historical fashion photographers! Cecil has taken the most iconic and beautiful portraits of famous women back in his time! These women include Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, and Twiggy.

For this FlashBak I want to focus more on his artwork than his life history. All of my favorite images of Cecil’s were head shots. He is able to take these women and portray them in such a beautiful land glamorous way!

Cecil Beaton was born in 1904 and died in 1980 and was born in London, England. He was hired by American Vogue in 1927 as a full-time photographer. His career eventually ended in 1938 when he was accused of anti-semitic imagery in his vogue images. He was fired from the company after a recall and reprint of the issues. His career was restored when he was given the task of taking images of the war during World War 2.

Fashion photography has been extremely influenced by Cecil Beaton’s work. He was arguably the best portrait photographer of his time and has been the means of so much inspiration for our current trends in photography. His work will always be remembered for their beauty and glamour.



Twiggy



Marilyn Monroe



Audrey Hepburn



don’t have much more to say about Cecil, other than his work is extremely inspirational to me. He has the ability to create such amazing images and they are all so unique. I have such a respect for the skill that Cecil brought to the fashion photography world.

Please let me know what you think of his work in the comments below or if you have a favorite image from Cecil Beaton!

Until next time, live your dreams and may passion never die!

Kirk