Photography

Hoppé, Emil Otto (1878 - 1972)

Born in Germany, Emil Otto Hoppé followed his father into banking but also travelled to Paris and Vienna to study painting and portrait photography. In 1900, he moved to London to work at the Deutsche Bank and Lombards but, as he met photographer, John Cimon Warburg decided to take on the profession as well. He was rapidly associated with the Linked Ring Brotherhood alongside Alvin Langdon Coburn and Henry Peach Robinson while becoming one of the Edwardian era’s most sought after portrait-photographer to the British upper-class alongside numerous artists. In 1918, he made his first visit to New York where he captured modernist cityscapes which inspired his later travels in the 1920s and 1930s during which he decided to capture the grandeur of industrial sites around the world, anticipating the work of such photographers as Harald Finster: ‘To picture the rhythm and design of very ordinary, everyday things […] It is one of the chief delights of photography that it creates a spirit of adventure and sharpens the powers of observation. So many people miss the significance of little things and are therefore robbed of a fundamental key to beauty’. Although he lived in John Everett Millais’ former house in London, Emil Otto Hoppé neglected Pre-Raphaelite aesthetics for the abstract potential of machinery, a taste he maybe earned when collaborating with Germany’s UFA studios for which he depicted Fritz Lang and Brigitte Helm.
 

Emil Otto Hoppe, Canal and  Elevator, Buffalo, New York State, 1926
Emil Otto Hoppe, Canal and Elevator, Buffalo, New York State, 1926
Emil Otto Hoppe, Canal and Elevator, Buffalo, New York State, 1926
Emil Otto Hoppe, Canal and Elevator, Buffalo, New York State, 1926
Emil Otto Hoppe, Carpenters building scenery at the UFA Studios in Berlin, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Carpenters building scenery at the UFA Studios in Berlin, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Construction of blast furnace pipes, C.H. Jucho, Dortmund, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Construction of blast furnace pipes, C.H. Jucho, Dortmund, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, A rainy day in Philadelphia, 1925
Emil Otto Hoppe, A rainy day in Philadelphia, 1925
Emil Otto Hoppe, Ann Hayes, 1930
Emil Otto Hoppe, Ann Hayes, 1930
Emil Otto Hoppe, Anna Mae Wong, 1926
Emil Otto Hoppe, Anna Mae Wong, 1926
Emil Otto Hoppe, Construction of the Dirigible LZ 127
Emil Otto Hoppe, Construction of the Dirigible LZ 127 "Graf Zeppelin," Zeppelin Works, Friedrichshafen, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Birdie courtenay models a feathered headdress, 1918
Emil Otto Hoppe, Birdie courtenay models a feathered headdress, 1918
Emil Otto Hoppe, Continental Hanover Tyres, Cauchouc and Gutta Perola Co., 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Continental Hanover Tyres, Cauchouc and Gutta Perola Co., 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Control Room, Klingenberg Power Station, Berlin, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Control Room, Klingenberg Power Station, Berlin, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, De Haviland Airplane Factory, Hatfield, 1935
Emil Otto Hoppe, De Haviland Airplane Factory, Hatfield, 1935
Emil Otto Hoppe, Diana, Viscountess Norwich (Lady Diana Cooper), January 1916
Emil Otto Hoppe, Diana, Viscountess Norwich (Lady Diana Cooper), January 1916
Emil Otto Hoppe, Dog Cemetery, Hyde Park, London, 1933
Emil Otto Hoppe, Dog Cemetery, Hyde Park, London, 1933
Emil Otto Hoppe,
Emil Otto Hoppe, "Beautiful Danseuse," Mademoiselle Lenora, 1920
Emil Otto Hoppe, Elevated tanks, M.A.N. Works, Nürnberg, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Elevated tanks, M.A.N. Works, Nürnberg, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Dorothy Gish, 1925
Emil Otto Hoppe, Dorothy Gish, 1925
Emil Otto Hoppe, Mona Maris, UFA Studio actress, Berlin, 1929
Emil Otto Hoppe, Mona Maris, UFA Studio actress, Berlin, 1929
Emil Otto Hoppe, Steel construction, Philadelphia, 1926
Emil Otto Hoppe, Steel construction, Philadelphia, 1926
Emil Otto Hoppe, Span of the Delaware Bridge, Philadelphia, 1927
Emil Otto Hoppe, Span of the Delaware Bridge, Philadelphia, 1927
Emil Otto Hoppe, Italy, 1934
Emil Otto Hoppe, Italy, 1934
Emil Otto Hoppe, Factory floor, Borsig Locomotive Works, Berlin, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Factory floor, Borsig Locomotive Works, Berlin, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Häuserschlucht in New York, 1925
Emil Otto Hoppe, Häuserschlucht in New York, 1925
Emil Otto Hoppe, Kite Flying, Bali, 1950
Emil Otto Hoppe, Kite Flying, Bali, 1950
Emil Otto Hoppe, Junkers Werke, Dessau, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Junkers Werke, Dessau, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Kakiwerk, near Hildesheim, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Kakiwerk, near Hildesheim, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Kathleen Martyn, 1917
Emil Otto Hoppe, Kathleen Martyn, 1917
Emil Otto Hoppe, Lady Hazel Lavery, United States, 1916
Emil Otto Hoppe, Lady Hazel Lavery, United States, 1916
Emil Otto Hoppe, Lady Lavery, 1916
Emil Otto Hoppe, Lady Lavery, 1916
Emil Otto Hoppe, Long crane, tall chimeny, M.A.N. Works, Nürnberg, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Long crane, tall chimeny, M.A.N. Works, Nürnberg, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Lubov Tchernyshova, 1920
Emil Otto Hoppe, Lubov Tchernyshova, 1920
Emil Otto Hoppe, Marshalling yards, Berlin, 1925
Emil Otto Hoppe, Marshalling yards, Berlin, 1925
Emil Otto Hoppe, Martha Graham, c. 1920
Emil Otto Hoppe, Martha Graham, c. 1920
Emil Otto Hoppe, Michio Ito, Japanese Dancer, 1916
Emil Otto Hoppe, Michio Ito, Japanese Dancer, 1916
Emil Otto Hoppe, Ms. Margot Burke, England, 1922
Emil Otto Hoppe, Ms. Margot Burke, England, 1922
Emil Otto Hoppe, On the factory floor, C.H. Jucho bridge builders, Dortmund, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, On the factory floor, C.H. Jucho bridge builders, Dortmund, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Rail car carrying extinguished coke, Hösch Steelworks, Dortmund, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Rail car carrying extinguished coke, Hösch Steelworks, Dortmund, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, School Children, Berlin, 1925
Emil Otto Hoppe, School Children, Berlin, 1925
Emil Otto Hoppe, Sculptured and Living Beauty, modele Imogene Robertson, 1924
Emil Otto Hoppe, Sculptured and Living Beauty, modele Imogene Robertson, 1924
Emil Otto Hoppe, Self-portrait, Londres, 1925
Emil Otto Hoppe, Self-portrait, Londres, 1925
Emil Otto Hoppe, Shire Horses, 1950
Emil Otto Hoppe, Shire Horses, 1950
Emil Otto Hoppe, Swan Hunter Shipyards, Wigham, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Swan Hunter Shipyards, Wigham, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Swastikas, Düsseldorf, 1937
Emil Otto Hoppe, Swastikas, Düsseldorf, 1937
Emil Otto Hoppe, Sylvia Gough, 1916
Emil Otto Hoppe, Sylvia Gough, 1916
Emil Otto Hoppe, Tamara Karsavina as the Firebird in ‘L’Oiseau de Feu’ (The Firebird), 1911
Emil Otto Hoppe, Tamara Karsavina as the Firebird in ‘L’Oiseau de Feu’ (The Firebird), 1911
Emil Otto Hoppe, Beatrice Appleyard, 1934
Emil Otto Hoppe, Beatrice Appleyard, 1934
Emil Otto Hoppe, Tolmeda, Libya, 1960
Emil Otto Hoppe, Tolmeda, Libya, 1960
Emil Otto Hoppe, Man Reading at Lunchtime in Hyde Park, 1934
Emil Otto Hoppe, Man Reading at Lunchtime in Hyde Park, 1934
Emil Otto Hoppe, Clotilde Van Derp, 1911
Emil Otto Hoppe, Clotilde Van Derp, 1911
Emil Otto Hoppe, Teddie Gerard, 1917
Emil Otto Hoppe, Teddie Gerard, 1917
Emil Otto Hoppe, Delaware bridge, Philadelphia, 1926
Emil Otto Hoppe, Delaware bridge, Philadelphia, 1926
Emil Otto Hoppe, Rotary kilns under construction Tyneside, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Rotary kilns under construction Tyneside, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Rendez Vous at the London Stock Exchange, 1937
Emil Otto Hoppe, Rendez Vous at the London Stock Exchange, 1937
Emil Otto Hoppe, Signal Hill, Los-Angeles, 1926
Emil Otto Hoppe, Signal Hill, Los-Angeles, 1926
Emil Otto Hoppe, Ship building, Clydedide, 1934
Emil Otto Hoppe, Ship building, Clydedide, 1934
Emil Otto Hoppe, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, 1939
Emil Otto Hoppe, Sydney Harbour, Sydney, 1939
Emil Otto Hoppe, Boats in front, London, 1934
Emil Otto Hoppe, Boats in front, London, 1934
Emil Otto Hoppe, Alfred de Rotshild, England, 1918
Emil Otto Hoppe, Alfred de Rotshild, England, 1918
Emil Otto Hoppe, Australian lumberman, Tasmania, 1930
Emil Otto Hoppe, Australian lumberman, Tasmania, 1930
Emil Otto Hoppe, Self-Portrait, 1933
Emil Otto Hoppe, Self-Portrait, 1933
Emil Otto Hoppe, Bridge of Brooklyn, NY, 1921
Emil Otto Hoppe, Bridge of Brooklyn, NY, 1921
Emil Otto Hoppe, Anna Pavlova with Novikoff, 1923
Emil Otto Hoppe, Anna Pavlova with Novikoff, 1923
Emil Otto Hoppe, The Monastry Of St. Sabba, Palestine
Emil Otto Hoppe, The Monastry Of St. Sabba, Palestine
Emil Otto Hoppe, Brigitte Helm, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Brigitte Helm, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Ted Shawn in
Emil Otto Hoppe, Ted Shawn in "Tillers Of The Soil", 1922
Emil Otto Hoppe, Workers on factory floor, Borsig-Werke, Berlin, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Workers on factory floor, Borsig-Werke, Berlin, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Out of Work, New York City, 1921
Emil Otto Hoppe, Out of Work, New York City, 1921
Emil Otto Hoppe, Lichthaus luz, Stuttgart, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Lichthaus luz, Stuttgart, 1928
Emil Otto Hoppe, Snakes: The sinuous arms of the famous dancer Roshanara, 1918
Emil Otto Hoppe, Snakes: The sinuous arms of the famous dancer Roshanara, 1918
Emil Otto Hoppe, Untitled, 1937
Emil Otto Hoppe, Untitled, 1937
Emil Otto Hoppe, Lower Broaway, 1920-1929
Emil Otto Hoppe, Lower Broaway, 1920-1929
Emil Otto Hoppe, Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City , 1925
Emil Otto Hoppe, Manhattan from the Brooklyn Bridge, New York City , 1925
Emil Otto Hoppe, Fifth Avenue, view from hôtel window, New York City, 1921
Emil Otto Hoppe, Fifth Avenue, view from hôtel window, New York City, 1921
Emil Otto Hoppe, Accommodation of workers, Leipzig, 1938
Emil Otto Hoppe, Accommodation of workers, Leipzig, 1938
Emil Otto Hoppe, Railroad Bridge, Key West, Florida, 1926
Emil Otto Hoppe, Railroad Bridge, Key West, Florida, 1926
Emil Otto Hoppe, Miami, Florida, 1926
Emil Otto Hoppe, Miami, Florida, 1926
Emil Otto Hoppe, Bridge with People and Birds, London, c. 1910
Emil Otto Hoppe, Bridge with People and Birds, London, c. 1910
Emil Otto Hoppe, Oxford Street, London, c. 1929
Emil Otto Hoppe, Oxford Street, London, c. 1929
Emil Otto Hoppe, The Alhambra at Night, London,  1925
Emil Otto Hoppe, The Alhambra at Night, London, 1925
Emil Otto Hoppe, Fulham Gasworks, London, c. 1929
Emil Otto Hoppe, Fulham Gasworks, London, c. 1929
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