Photographs by Francis Goodman, 1930s-1970s
1283 Portraits in set
Born Francis Julian Gutmann (1913–89) in London, ‘Franzie’ was brought up in Munich from 1919, where he first experimented with photography on a Box Brownie camera. He returned to London in 1931 and anglicised his surname in 1938. As an eighteen-year old, he became apprenticed to the fashion and advertising photographer Shaw Wildman, and later worked for Peter Rose Pulham, whose Berkeley Square studio he adopted. His early fashion photographs appeared in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar magazines, while his society portraits were published in The Sketch. Much of Goodman’s original work from the 1930s was lost during the Second World War, but several photographs are still traceable in photographic magazines and annuals, and press reproductions.
by Francis Goodman
half-plate film negative, 1935