© Milton H. Greene

Milton H. Greene

Milton H. Greene was one of the preeminent photographers in the world and is credited along with other eminent photographers such as Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, and Norman Parkinson, for bringing fashion photography into the realm of fine art.

His keen regard for fashion and the camera found him assisting Louise
Dahl-Wolfe, the distinguished fashion photographer known for her unique covers and fashion pages for Harper´s Bazaar. At the age of twenty-three, Milton was referred to as "Color Photography´s Wonder Boy".

Greene was renowned for his high-fashion photography.

It was Milton´s ability as a director that enabled him to capture the qualities that best personified the real person, making each of his pictures an eloquent, unique statement as he converted his remarkable vision into compelling photographic art. Milton believed that as an artist/photographer he wanted to capture people´s beauty, which was in the heart and to show people in an elegant and natural way. His gifts were in creating rapport in which to allow yourself to be seen, as well as his flawless timing.

Milton’s work is very much about beauty becoming aware of itself. His models and subjects became real people—away from their isolation as the “mannequin,” the distant object, Milton brings the object of the photographed icon into flesh and blood. He seems less interested in posing them as much as finding them.