Artist: Paul Huf (1924-2002)
Starting in 1954 Paul Huf produced a series of more then 50 covers for longplay records for the Philips Favourites Series. All staged portraits with the same model, Ann Pickford. This is a photo from the shoot produced for a piano concerto by Schumann and a violion concerto by Mendelssohn. This piece was never used.
Fine art pigment print 40x40cm.
Paul Huf (1924-2002), son of actor Paul Huf Sr., is still the Netherlands’ most famous (portrait) photographer. He portrayed many well-known Dutch people, but was also known for his advertising photography (for example, the beer campaign of Grolsch) and fashion photography. Huf’s photographs are glamorous and have an almost un-Dutch allure. Legendary was his series of sixty record covers in color, for classical music commissioned by Philips in 1954. Huf also made films, including a documentary portrait of painter Carel Willink (1975). He was, together with colleague Eva Besnyö, involved in the foundation of Photomuseum Amsterdam, now known as FOAM.