Snorkelers, 1954 by William Helburn is a color photograph of three models at Caribe Beach, Puerto Rico. Shot for a bathing suit editorial for Life Magazine, the photographer poses the models as three modern graces.
An archival pigment print, 11 x 14 inches (paper size), available is an A/P(artist's proof) - unique (one-of-a-kind) lifetime print, signed on recto (front of photo in right margin) by William Helburn.
Provenance: Private Collector
A contemporary of Richard Avedon, Irving Penn, Lillian Bassman and Horst P. Horst, William Helburn (1924-2020) hailed from New York City. After serving in the Pacific in World War II, Helburn was inspired to become a fashion photographer. Helburn would go on to study with Harper's Bazaar art director Alexey Brodovitch at his Design Workshop. This led to a 10-page assignment for Bazaar that helped launch his career. Helburn published thousands of images and won dozens of awards for his fashion and advertising photography. A book on his photography “William Helburn –Seventh and Madison" was published in 2014. "Fashion photography is, singularly, the most creative form of photography there is," said Helburn on the art of fashion.
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