The photographer that I forgot: William Helburn and his stunning pictures of the 50-60-iesBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/the-photographer-that-i-forgot-william-helburn-and-his-stunning-pictures-of-the-50-60-ies
William (bill) of Helburn was born in 1924 and was a contemporary of the classics of the fashion photography of Richard Avedon, Irving Penn and Lillian Bassman. American fashion photographer shot for the famous magazine Harper's Bazaar, LIFE, McCall''s and many others. The peak of the career of this remarkable artist got 50 — 60-ies of the last century. He is still alive and slowly holds old age at his home in New England.
Unfortunately, about William Keverne undeservedly forgotten, and we want to introduce you with lovely pictures of this master, who shot the best beauties of the mid-20th century.William Helburn engaged in artistic and advertising photography. He created a wonderful photosets campaigns for many global brands. His "trick" was the contextualization of the models in the photographs, which went beyond the pages.
The career of William Helburn began at the end of the Second world war — he was in the group that made the first pictures after the explosion of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima. Peak of his work came in the 50-60-ies.
In the 80-ies of Helburn became a successful Director of TV Commercials. Ten years later, he left the world of fashion and advertising and has dedicated his life to family and children. The photographer is still alive and spends time at his home in new England.