Saturday, May 05, 2007

Experiments in Advertising - The Films of Erwin Blumenfeld

Pomak7 of the highly recommended nozap blog points to the remarkable video work of Adam Mufti, a filmmaker based in London whose elegant approach and continuing working relationship with Nick Knight has enabled many film collaborations with key image-making figures, including John Galliano, Brad Pitt,Björk and Grace Jones, just to name a few. You can find a lot of brilliant clips on his homepage and it´s worth to see them all.

For now I´ll pick one of his projects, 'Experiments in Advertising - The Films of Erwin Blumenfeld'3 films recontextualising the unseen film archive of the late Erwin Blumenfeld; one of the most influential fashion photographers of all time. This, a sister project to the restoration of Guy Bourdin's unseen film archive, which was central to the 2003 Bourdin retrospective, offers a glimpse on an unseen part of Blumenfeld´s work who is mostly known for his fashion photography, working for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, and also for artistic nude photography.

stills taken from Abstraction & Distortion, one of the three films by Erwin Blumenfeld, edited by Adam Mufti, sound designer Olivier Alary which you can see after the jump

go here for more about Erwin Blumenfeld´s films (including highrez versions)
go here for the full archive of Adam Mufti

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