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Horvat, Frank (1928)

When Frank Horvat presents his work, in 1950, to his idol, photographer Henri Cartier-Bresson, the latter takes his images and turns them upside down: ‘your eyes are not on your stomach and you haven’t understood a thing. Go to the Louvre and look at Nicolas Poussin’s paintings to understand what composition is.’ More than a failure, the French photographer understands it is now time to renew photography and to stop treating it like painting: ‘a good photograph is a photograph that we cannot redo’. From the late 1950s, he becomes one of the first fashion photographers alongside William Klein to bring models outside and confront them to crowds, busy streets and realistic interiors, a manner that ironically irritates Henri Cartier-Bresson. With his elegant and modern style, Frank Horvat managed to create legendary pictures that have remained exclusive despite the numerous reproductions and publications.
 

Tags / Frank Horvat - French Photographer - Portrait - 1950s - Fashion - Modernity
Frank Horvat, Rudi Gernreich and Peggy Moffitt for Look, 1965
Frank Horvat, Rudi Gernreich and Peggy Moffitt for Look, 1965
Frank Horvat, Madame Grès, 1984
Frank Horvat, Madame Grès, 1984
Frank Horvat, Model with Givenchy Hat for Jardin des Modes, 1958
Frank Horvat, Model with Givenchy Hat for Jardin des Modes, 1958
Frank Horvat, Model with Givenchy Hat for Jardin des Modes, 1958
Frank Horvat, Model with Givenchy Hat for Jardin des Modes, 1958
Frank Horvat, Elena, Lugano, Switzerland, 1945
Frank Horvat, Elena, Lugano, Switzerland, 1945
Frank Horvat, Rosita, first partner, Zurich, 1946
Frank Horvat, Rosita, first partner, Zurich, 1946
Frank Horvat, Self-Portrait with friends, Milano, 1947
Frank Horvat, Self-Portrait with friends, Milano, 1947
Frank Horvat, Lili, Frank Horvat's sister with Diego, Milano, 1949
Frank Horvat, Lili, Frank Horvat's sister with Diego, Milano, 1949
Frank Horvat, Guido Almansi, future writer, Milano, 1949
Frank Horvat, Guido Almansi, future writer, Milano, 1949
Frank Horvat, First fashion photograph, Florence, 1951
Frank Horvat, First fashion photograph, Florence, 1951
Frank Horvat, High Fashion, Rome, 1951
Frank Horvat, High Fashion, Rome, 1951
Frank Horvat, Jacques Fath, Paris, 1951
Frank Horvat, Jacques Fath, Paris, 1951
Frank Horvat, Josephine Baker, Paris, 1956
Frank Horvat, Josephine Baker, Paris, 1956
Frank Horvat, Fernandel, Paris, 1956
Frank Horvat, Fernandel, Paris, 1956
Frank Horvat, Coco Chanel, Paris, 1958
Frank Horvat, Coco Chanel, Paris, 1958
Frank Horvat, Françoise Sagan, Paris, 1958
Frank Horvat, Françoise Sagan, Paris, 1958
Frank Horvat, Charles de Gaulle, Paris, 1958
Frank Horvat, Charles de Gaulle, Paris, 1958
Frank Horvat, Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, 1958
Frank Horvat, Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, 1958
Frank Horvat, Alain Delon, Cannes, 1959
Frank Horvat, Alain Delon, Cannes, 1959
Frank Horvat, Self-Portrait with Paola Bruschi, Davos, 1951
Frank Horvat, Self-Portrait with Paola Bruschi, Davos, 1951
Frank Horvat, Mate and Lorenzo, Paris, 1957
Frank Horvat, Mate and Lorenzo, Paris, 1957
Frank Horvat, Michel on balcony, Paris, 1957
Frank Horvat, Michel on balcony, Paris, 1957
Frank Horvat, Michel and Lorenzo, Paris, 1959
Frank Horvat, Michel and Lorenzo, Paris, 1959
Frank Horvat, Mate, Michel, Lorenzo and Marco, 1961
Frank Horvat, Mate, Michel, Lorenzo and Marco, 1961
Frank Horvat, Mante and Lorenzo, Paris, 1964
Frank Horvat, Mante and Lorenzo, Paris, 1964
Frank Horvat, Mate, Paris, 1964
Frank Horvat, Mate, Paris, 1964
Frank Horvat, Marco, Sweden, 1969
Frank Horvat, Marco, Sweden, 1969
Frank Horvat, Karl Lagerfeld and model, Paris, 1970
Frank Horvat, Karl Lagerfeld and model, Paris, 1970
Frank Horvat, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Paris, 1986
Frank Horvat, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Paris, 1986
Frank Horvat, Rei Kawakubo, 1986
Frank Horvat, Rei Kawakubo, 1986
Frank Horvat, Michel, Lorenzo & Marco, Sweden, 1970
Frank Horvat, Michel, Lorenzo & Marco, Sweden, 1970
Frank Horvat, Lorenzo, Sweden, 1970
Frank Horvat, Lorenzo, Sweden, 1970
Frank Horvat, Nenuphar, Spain, 1977
Frank Horvat, Nenuphar, Spain, 1977
Frank Horvat, Josef Koudelka and family, Boulogne-Billancourt, 1990
Frank Horvat, Josef Koudelka and family, Boulogne-Billancourt, 1990
Frank Horvat, Pilgrims praying, Monte Gargano, Italy, 1950
Frank Horvat, Pilgrims praying, Monte Gargano, Italy, 1950
Frank Horvat, Teenagers, Milano, 1950
Frank Horvat, Teenagers, Milano, 1950
Frank Horvat, Young woman, Lahore, Pakistan, 1952
Frank Horvat, Young woman, Lahore, Pakistan, 1952
Frank Horvat, Pilgrims, Kedarnath, India, 1953
Frank Horvat, Pilgrims, Kedarnath, India, 1953
Frank Horvat, Teenagers, London, 1954
Frank Horvat, Teenagers, London, 1954
Frank Horvat, Elstree Film Studio, filming
Frank Horvat, Elstree Film Studio, filming "Moby Dick", UK, 1954
Frank Horvat, Self-Portrait, London, 1955
Frank Horvat, Self-Portrait, London, 1955
Frank Horvat, Boxing boys, London, 1955
Frank Horvat, Boxing boys, London, 1955
Frank Horvat, Dancing Couple, London, 1955
Frank Horvat, Dancing Couple, London, 1955
Frank Horvat, Le Sphynx, Paris, 1956
Frank Horvat, Le Sphynx, Paris, 1956
Frank Horvat, Self-portrait with stripper, Paris, 1956
Frank Horvat, Self-portrait with stripper, Paris, 1956
Frank Horvat, Les Halles, Paris, 1951
Frank Horvat, Les Halles, Paris, 1951
Frank Horvat, Prostitutes, Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 1956
Frank Horvat, Prostitutes, Bois de Boulogne, Paris, 1956
Frank Horvat, Life saving exercise, Sidney, 1963
Frank Horvat, Life saving exercise, Sidney, 1963
Frank Horvat, Scared Children, Hong Kong, 1963
Frank Horvat, Scared Children, Hong Kong, 1963
Frank Horvat, Housefroont at night, Hong Kong, 1963
Frank Horvat, Housefroont at night, Hong Kong, 1963
Frank Horvat, Model, Tokyo, 1963
Frank Horvat, Model, Tokyo, 1963
Frank Horvat, Plastic Lovers, Los Angeles, 1963
Frank Horvat, Plastic Lovers, Los Angeles, 1963
Frank Horvat, Macumba session, Rio de Janeiro, 1963
Frank Horvat, Macumba session, Rio de Janeiro, 1963
Frank Horvat, Youg Girl, Beijing, 1985
Frank Horvat, Youg Girl, Beijing, 1985
Frank Horvat, Subway, Tokyo, 1988
Frank Horvat, Subway, Tokyo, 1988
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