Sunday, 8 April 2012

Cecil Beaton at the V&A

On Thursday I went to the V&A to see the Cecil Beaton exhibition of his photographs of the Queen and Royal family. His photographs at the beginning are studio shots with immaculately painted backgrounds. Although these photos are a beautiful testament to Beaton's creativity, the most stunning pictures capture the Queen with her children in natural settings and lighting. These capture the true life of the Queen, something very rarely seen. My favourite photograph was of the Queen smiling, giving her son a piggy back. This is what photography is all about, capturing the joys of real life, a moment in time immortalised by the camera. Beautiful exhibition.

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