George Platt Lynes/ George Platt Lynes

United States 1907 - 1955

Photography

George Platt Lynes
George Platt Lynes
Male
United States
1907

George Platt Lynes first became interested in photography not with the idea of a career, but to take photographs of his friends and display them in his bookstore. Returning to France the next year in the company of Wescott and Wheeler, he traveled around Europe for the next several years, always with his camera at hand. He developed close friendships within a larger circle of artists including Jean Cocteau and Julien Levy, the art dealer and critic. Levy would exhibit his photographs in his gallery in New York City in 1932 and Lynes would open his studio there that same year. He was soon receiving commissions from Harper’s Bazaar, Town & Country, and Vogue.

Featured image: George Platt Lynes – Charles Smutny and Charles Stanley, 1940s – image courtesy of The Lujon magazine