An image credited to a Herbert List caught my eye on eBay a few weeks ago, so I searched around and was blown away by what I found. Magnificent work, haunting, disciplined, filled with light, truth, and clarity.
When I browsed the "artist" images on the List Estate's site, I realized I'd seen some of these photos (of Picasso, Collette, others) before. Now I have List's name to put with those historic portraits.
Seeing his erotic and landscape imagery makes me further appreciate his genius. Although List worked until the end of his very long life, the images shown here were shot in the 1930s. When you consider how modern they look, it makes one wonder: were they progressive or have we just been marching in place all this time?
I highly recommend the free galleries on The Herbert List Estate.
More after the jump.