Bill Brandt

Bill Brandt

 

Bill Brandt was a British photographer and photojournalist, born in 1904. He was born in Germany but moved to England, where he became known for his imagery on British society, but later for his distorted nudes, and portraits of famous artists and landscape. Brandt is largely considered one of the most important British photographers of the 20th century.

When he began with his photojournalistic type of work, this kind of documentary was uncommon at the time.

Bill Brandt used black and white photography. His images involving the female form in a landscape are interesting and play with the formal elements. He looks into shape and shadow to compliment the surrounding. His work has a sense of atmosphere clouded around it.

I really appreciate incorporating the bodily form into an environment. He explores the relationship between the land and the naked form. I feel it is simple but effective; it plays with some of the basic formal elements, such as shape, line and shadows. And it works.

 

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