Sunday, October 4, 2009

Howell Conant

Today I came across a series of stunning photos
of Grace Kelly by legendary photographer
Howell T Conant Sr, via a interesting blog called

Howell who died in March 1999 (aged 83),
worked as a fashion photographer for a number
 of magazines and is perhaps best known for
his 1955 cove rshot of Grace for 'Photoplay'.

Howell and Grace became good friends and
she rated him her favorite photographer and
allowed him to shoot intimate portraits of her
and her family - even after she married into Royalty.

You can really see the trusting friendship and
close relationship between the two in most
of the photographs and I get a sense of the
'real' girl behind the iconic image that Grace
had to carry as she became Princess of Monaco.

Here are some more articles you may enjoy.


P.S. Also check Howell's wonderful photographs
of Audrey Hepburn and his book documenting
the legendary 'Breakfast at Tiffany's'.


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