Erwin Blumenfeld
(1897 – 1969)
American photographer of German origin.
He takes part in the Dada Movement, then starts his career as a photographer in the early thirties. He emigrates to America in 1941.

This Vogue cover is sublime. The way the face is represented on the photo refers to geishas’ traditional makeup; it emphasizes the so typical look of the fifties; the typographical balance is perfect.

It seems to me that Barbie’s face was directly shaped from this picture, without the “Discrete”.

PS: For those who ignore what a “Discrete” is, it’s the beauty spot drawn on the face side, between the mouth and the chin.

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