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Bohrmann, Horst Paul Albert

Born: 1906 AD
Died: 1999 AD
Nationality: German
Categories: Photographers

1906 – Born on August 14th in Weißenfels-an-der-Saale, Germany.

1931 – The first pictures that carried a Horst credit line appeared in the December issue of French Vogue.

1932 – Horst’s real breakthrough as a published fashion and portrait photographer was in the pages of British Vogue… starting with the March 30th issue showing three fashion studies and a full-page portrait of the daughter of Sir James Dunn, the art patron and supporter of Surrealism.

1941-1943 – Horst was called up for service, though he was not officially enrolled.

1952 – Horst’s first important trip to Austria occurred, to work on a major advertising campaign with the new model Suzy Parker, who would become a major star in the 1960’s before attempting a film career.

         – He took his first lifestyle house and interior photographs; the sitter was Consuelo Vanderbilt, Duchess of Marlboro and now MMe. Jacques Balsan.

1980 – Horst was commissioned to take nine photographs which appeared in February.

1984 – It led to a book contract and continued work with (editor James) Watters, whose encyclopaedic knowledge of early Hollywood stars made him the ideal interviewer as the two men traveled round America to produce their best-selling book Return Engagement: Faces to Remember – Then and Now.

1990 – Horst’ career can be said to have reached Old Master status when the world’s most famous pop goddess, Madonna, created her celebrated hymn to classic fashion photography with her single Vogue.

1999 – Died on November 18th.