Van Leo | the artist

The artist Van Leo
Born Nov 20 1921, Jihane, Turkey.
Died 2001 Cairo, Egypt.

Style and technique of the artist: Photography,

Born as Levon Boyadijian
Self Portrait

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Van Leo was able to make ordinary people into film stars. In his studio in Cairo he sometimes took hours in order to impart an aura of glamour to his subjects. It was not the rendering of reality which was his goal, but the creation of the ultimate illusion. This made Van Leo the most popular photographer in Egypt…
The Discipline of a Rebel
"Madeleine": Parisian strip-tease dancer
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