Horst is best known for his fashion images and portraits, but he was also an accomplished for interior’s and still -life photographer. His work frequently reflected his interest in surrealism and his focus on the the ancient Greek ideal of physical beauty. His method of work typically entailed careful preparation, but his instructions to models are remembered as being brief and to the point. After making the photograph, Horst generally left it up to others to develop, print, crop, and edit his work.
While most of his work is in black and white, Horst’s color photography included the documentation of high society interior designs, as seen in Horst Interiors. In the 1960s, encouraged by Vogue editor Diana Vreeland, Horst began a series of photos illustrating the lifestyle of international high society. The articles were written by the photographer’s longtime companion, Valentine Lawford, a former English diplomat. In the mid 1970s, he began working for House & Garden magazine as well as for Vogue. His last photograph for British Vogue was in 1991 and he died at his home in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, at 93 years of age.
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