|Cecil Beaton snippet
|Beaton's first camera was a Kodak 3A folding camera. Over the
course of his career, he employed both large format cameras, and smaller
Rolleiflex cameras. Beaton often photographed the Royal Family for official
publication. Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother was his favourite Royal
|Sir Cecil Walter Hardy Beaton (Jan 14, 1904 – Jan 18, 1980) was an
English fashion and portrait photographer and a stage and costume
designer for films and the theatre.
|Educated at Harrow and St. John's College, Cambridge, Beaton picked
up photography on his own. He taught himself the tricks of the trade as
a young boy, taking the usual pictures of friends and family. At the end
of his college career in 1925, he had set up his own successful
|Beaton is best known for his fashion photographs and society
portraits. He worked as a staff photographer for Vanity Fair and Vogue
in addition to photographing celebrities in Hollywood.