It’s American Surrealist photographer Man Ray’s birthday today. Born in 1890 -1976: original name Emmanuel Radnitzky, is best known for his work as a photographer though he thought of himself as a painter.
He contributed to the Surrealist and Dada movements and was reknown as a fashion and portrait photographer. He liked to refer to these as his ‘photograms’ or ‘Rayograms’.
This avant- garde artist has been highly influential in a number of fields including film, sculpture, collage and even performance and conceptual art.
For more of his work, including his biography see HERE