Cornel Lucas at the National Theatre
Just returned from a fantastic exhibition at the National Theatre foyer. A free exhibition of Cornel Lucas’ favourite pieces.
Not many will have heard of him, but many (most?) will have seen his work. He had a few photographic jobs during his lifetime:
- With the RAF during the war researching innovative techniques to undertake aerial photographs,
- As a fashion photographer for the Littlewood’s Mail Order Catalogue, and
- As a portrait photographer.
Indeed, he is the only stills photographer to ever be given a BAFTA for services to the UK Film Industry. His shots are quite well known, even if no-one could say who took them. I couldn’t choose 2 favourites, so here’s three. (Look at the shadows on the face creating a 3D effect to see how much effort he’s put into the image).