Broomfield, Maurice. (4 of 5). Oral History of British Photography.

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  • Recording date

    2007-01-10, 2007-02-08

  • Recording locations

    Interviewee's home, Emsworth, Hampshire

  • Interviewees

    Broomfield, Maurice, 1916-2010 (speaker, male)

  • Interviewers

    Barnes, Martin (speaker, male)

  • Abstract

    Part 4: MB worked on a series of photographs in 1946 (with Stephen Peet), a project to document the recovery of Universities and students in post war Europe, based in Geneva. Photographs used in lectures given by students' associations and to generate funds. Description of post war Europe. Invited by ICI to photograph their chemical works and by Milk Marketing Board to photograph factories. [16:00] Describes motivations for his interest in promoting British industry through photography in shareholders and annual reports. Brought dramatic lighting and concentration on sculptural forms to industrial photography. [25:45] Resumes discussion of setting up in business in the studio of Madame Yevonde. Description of working with Yevonde in fashion photography: fashion shoots for shoes and shampoo. Description of Yevonde's appearance, character and business working methods and photographic techniques. Description of portrait photography, retouching portraits and the Vivex colour process.

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    Life story interview with photographer Maurice Broomfield (1916-2010)

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