After having studied painting in Berlin alongside Hans Arp, Florence Henri attends courses at the Bauhaus with Wassily Kandinsky and rapidly decides to abandon painting for photography. She settles in Paris in the mid-1920s and promptly becomes a celebrated portraitist, rivaling with Man Ray in her studio where Lisette Model attends photography classes. The German photographer studies space with the help of innovative compositions, the use of mirrors and objects that disturb the sense of reality and abstraction. With her self-portraits, Florence Henri experiments the concept of multiplying as she fragments and distorts her image that confound geometric forms and lines in the manner of a Piet Mondrian artwork. Laszlo Moholo-Nagy believed she had brought a whole new perspective to photography, bringing to this form of art all the reflection abstract artists were developing in painting and sculpture at the same time. Should it be with her intense graphic portraits, her Jeanne Lanvin advertisement in which a bottle of perfume is transformed, thanks to a mirror, into a peal necklace or a raisin grape as well as her photomontages, Florence Henri provided indeed photography with a new vocabulary.