Photography

Hoyningen-Huene, George (1900 - 1968)

Born in a Russian aristocratic family, George Hoyningen-Huene fled the Revolution and settled in Paris where he would soon become a prominent photographer for French Vogue, from 1925. In the mid 1930s, he moved to New York where he collaborated with Harpers Bazaar before establishing himself in Hollywood in the early 1940s. With his flawless poses and settings alongside a mastering of light and shadows, the Russian photographer marked the interwar years with his elegant portraits influenced by those of Edward Steichen and Greek sculptures. Nonetheless, he introduced a sense of surrealism to his images with the use of incongruous objects, artistic blow-up backgrounds, giant hands or horse heads mingled with classical columns while he became the first to capture his models from above to resemble Greek friezes. After World War II, George Hoyningen-Huene gave up fashion photography concluding that elegance had ended with the destruction of much of Europe and thus adapted his sophisticated touch to cinema stars.

Tags / George Hoyningen-Huene - Russian Photographer - Fashion - Celebrity - Elegance
George Hoyningen-Huene, Vionnet, 1931
George Hoyningen-Huene, Vionnet, 1931
George Hoyningen-Huene, The Divers, Paris, 1930
George Hoyningen-Huene, The Divers, Paris, 1930
George Hoyningen-Huene, Josephine Baker, 1929
George Hoyningen-Huene, Josephine Baker, 1929
George Hoyningen-Huene, Toto Koopman, Evening Dress by Augustabernard, 1934
George Hoyningen-Huene, Toto Koopman, Evening Dress by Augustabernard, 1934
George Hoyningen-Huene, Johnny Weistmuller, 1930
George Hoyningen-Huene, Johnny Weistmuller, 1930
George Hoyningen-Huene, Melle Alicia, Swimwear by Patou, 1928
George Hoyningen-Huene, Melle Alicia, Swimwear by Patou, 1928
George Hoyningen-Huene, Serge Lafar in Ballet
George Hoyningen-Huene, Serge Lafar in Ballet "La Chatte", 1927
George Hoyningen-Huene, Six Bathers (Including Horst), Swimwear by Patou, 1930
George Hoyningen-Huene, Six Bathers (Including Horst), Swimwear by Patou, 1930
George Hoyningen-Huene, Mme Georges Auric, Two-Piece by Tao-tai, French Riviera, 1932
George Hoyningen-Huene, Mme Georges Auric, Two-Piece by Tao-tai, French Riviera, 1932
George Hoyningen-Huene, Horst and Models, Swimwear by Lelong, 1929
George Hoyningen-Huene, Horst and Models, Swimwear by Lelong, 1929
George Hoyningen-Huene, Agneta Fischer, Swimwear by Schiaparelli, 1931
George Hoyningen-Huene, Agneta Fischer, Swimwear by Schiaparelli, 1931
George Hoyningen-Huene, Horst Torso with Beachwear, c.1930
George Hoyningen-Huene, Horst Torso with Beachwear, c.1930
George Hoyningen-Huene, Bettina Jones, Beachwear by Schiaparelli, 1928
George Hoyningen-Huene, Bettina Jones, Beachwear by Schiaparelli, 1928
George Hoyningen-Huene, Mainbocher Dress, Jewels by Cartier, 1935
George Hoyningen-Huene, Mainbocher Dress, Jewels by Cartier, 1935
George Hoyningen-Huene, Toto Koopman, Evening Dress by Augustabernard, 1933
George Hoyningen-Huene, Toto Koopman, Evening Dress by Augustabernard, 1933
George Hoyningen-Huene, Beach Fashion with Hoola Hoop, Miss E. Carise, Paris, 1930
George Hoyningen-Huene, Beach Fashion with Hoola Hoop, Miss E. Carise, Paris, 1930
George Hoyningen-Huene, Virginia Kent and Peggy Leaf, Informal Daywear by Lelong, 1934
George Hoyningen-Huene, Virginia Kent and Peggy Leaf, Informal Daywear by Lelong, 1934
George Hoyningen-Huene, Fashion by Vionnet, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, Paris, 1938
George Hoyningen-Huene, Fashion by Vionnet, Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, Paris, 1938
George Hoyningen-Huene, Miss Nicole, Evening Dress by Schiaparelli, 1934
George Hoyningen-Huene, Miss Nicole, Evening Dress by Schiaparelli, 1934
George Hoyningen-Huene, Fashion by Patou, Table & Screen by J.M. Frank, Paris, 1931
George Hoyningen-Huene, Fashion by Patou, Table & Screen by J.M. Frank, Paris, 1931
George Hoyningen-Huene, Simone Demaria, Beachwear by Schiaparelli, 1930
George Hoyningen-Huene, Simone Demaria, Beachwear by Schiaparelli, 1930
George Hoyningen-Huene, Decorative Fashion for Harper's Bazaar, c. late 1930s
George Hoyningen-Huene, Decorative Fashion for Harper's Bazaar, c. late 1930s
George Hoyningen-Huene, Evening Dress by Paquin, 1934
George Hoyningen-Huene, Evening Dress by Paquin, 1934
George Hoyningen-Huene, Male Torso with White Drapery, c.1930
George Hoyningen-Huene, Male Torso with White Drapery, c.1930
George Hoyningen-Huene, Male Back Study with White Drapery, c.1930
George Hoyningen-Huene, Male Back Study with White Drapery, c.1930
George Hoyningen-Huene, Horst and Model, Beachwear by Chanel, 1933
George Hoyningen-Huene, Horst and Model, Beachwear by Chanel, 1933
George Hoyningen-Huene, Marie Wolkonsky, Dress by Alix, 1934
George Hoyningen-Huene, Marie Wolkonsky, Dress by Alix, 1934
George Hoyningen-Huene, Art in Fashion, Dress by Balenciaga, 1939
George Hoyningen-Huene, Art in Fashion, Dress by Balenciaga, 1939
George Hoyningen-Huene, Scarf and Gloves by Chanel, Mannequin by Pierre Imans, 1934
George Hoyningen-Huene, Scarf and Gloves by Chanel, Mannequin by Pierre Imans, 1934
George Hoyningen-Huene, Moslems for a Night, Costume Ball, 1929
George Hoyningen-Huene, Moslems for a Night, Costume Ball, 1929
George Hoyningen-Huene, Portrait of Ava Gardner in
George Hoyningen-Huene, Portrait of Ava Gardner in "55 Days at Peking" directed by Nicholas Ray, 1963
George Hoyningen-Huene, Duchess of Windsor, 1937
George Hoyningen-Huene, Duchess of Windsor, 1937
George Hoyningen-Huene, Johnny Weissmuller,1930
George Hoyningen-Huene, Johnny Weissmuller,1930
George Hoyningen-Huene, Portrait of Ava Gardner in
George Hoyningen-Huene, Portrait of Ava Gardner in "Bhowani Junction" directed by George Cukor, 1956
George Hoyningen-Huene, Portrait of Josephine Baker, 1934
George Hoyningen-Huene, Portrait of Josephine Baker, 1934
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