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Herb Schmitz

Schmitz's favourite models included Barbara Trentham, Marrion Womble and Ika Hindley also known as 'Piggy'. Using the best makeup artists in the business Schmitz created dynamic, opulent and inventive imagery that still strikes a chord today. His fashion and beauty photographs with a twist present a particularly inspired period in the early seventies.

About The Artist

Born in Dusseldorf,  Herb Schmitz came to London to work for the Dutch news agency KIPA. His assignments were to photograph celebrities, classical musicians, rock stars entertainers, artists and politicians. In addition he worked for many publications including Stern, Paris Match, the Telegraph, the Herald Tribune and Algemaine Dagblad. He has travelled worldwide for journalistic and commercial assignments.

Schmitz has been published in the Graphis Photographic Annuals and has several portraits in the permanent collection of the National Portrait Gallery, London. His work was presented at the first ‘Unseen’  photo fair in Amsterdam 2012.

Schmitz’s favourite models included Barbara Trentham, Marrion Womble, Valentino and Ika. Using the best makeup artists in the business Schmitz created dynamic, opulent and inventive imagery that still strikes a chord today. His fashion and beauty photographs with a twist present a particularly inspired period in the early seventies and is exclusive to L A Noble Gallery.

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