I.A.M International Association of Machinists
‘Be daring, be different, be impractical, be anything that will assert integrity of purpose and imaginative vision against the play-it-safers, the creatures of the commonplace, the slaves of the ordinary’
While I was back in London I visited the Imperial War Museum to see Cecil Beaton’s Theatre of War.
Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) was a British designer, writer, cartoonist, diarist and socialite who loved theatre in all its forms. However he is best remembered as the leading British portrait and fashion photographer of his day. Beaton’s glamorous, elaborately staged photographs of royalty and twentieth century celebrities reflected his theatrical tastes and were published in magazines, newspapers and books throughout the world.
Beaton was also one of Britain’s hardest working war photographers during the Second Worlds War. As an official photographer for the Ministry Of Information, he travelled far and wide to document the impact of war on people and places in his own unique style. In later life, Beaton came to regard his war photographs as his single most important body of photographic work.
Photograph A British sailor on shore leave, Harrogate, 1941.
Charles Lindbergh with the Spirit of St. Louis in the background, May 1927.
Source: Library of Congress
1970’s Patagonia Synchilla Jacket