Whilst looking at magazine and newspapers for interesting portraits I saw a report that images by Cecil Beaton were to go on display.
I decided to take a closer look at him and to see why he is described as having a major influence on a number of photographers including David Bailey.
He was employed by Vogue and Vanity Fair.
Two things that must have been interesting for him, taking pictures of the Royal Family and his work for the Government. He was asked to document images from the war.
I looked at a few of the images that he had taken
The first image that I chose was the lady welder, carrying her welding/cutting gear, what a powerful image this is, what appears to be a ship yard behind her. She stands next to the heavy metal door with the large bolt , the rivets standing out on the left and forming a nice line.
Although she is wearing overalls and is wearing a welders hat there is a nice contrast with the silk looking scarf. What appear to be railway lines lead you into the image.
I liked the second image as it shows what could be described as an intimate moment between the soldiers. The smoke rises through the centre of the image.
The third image is also a very powerful one. The statue, apparently undamaged, is surrounded by debris from what must have been an explosion.
Again smoke rises throughout the image.
Three very strong images, there were many to choose from.