Emmanuel Radnitzkey August 27, 1890 - November 18, 1976
Fashion & Portrait Photographer.
Worked with Photograms & and called them Rayographs.
Representative of avant-garde photography in the 20th century and is considered as the pioneer of Surrealist photography.
"None ! I have to modify them all. My cameras are all of my own design. I take lenses apart and put them together again and put them on cameras that were not meant for them." (Hirsch 99)From his earlier days such as in the teens and twenties, he probably used dry plates as those were the technology of the day in terms of photography. His works from this time are referred to as “plates” and “gelatin silver prints.” (Naef)
All his photographs were colored in Black & White
Man Ray was influenced by Francis Picabia, Robert Henri, and Jean-Auguste-Dominique-ingres
In 1915, Man Ray met French artist Marcel Duchamp, and together they collaborated on many inventions and formed the New York group of Dada artists. In 1921, Ray moved to Paris and became associated with the Parisian Dada and Surrealist circles of artists and writers. His experiments with photography included rediscovering how to make "camera-less" pictures, which he called rayographs.
I selected Man Ray because I loved that all his work is in black and white and the pictures are so interesting like this one above!