Sir Cecil Beaton (1904-1980) is best known for his photos and for his work in the cinema. He photographed the Royal Family, worked for the Ministry of Information during the war, designed the customes for My Fair Lady (1964) and even collaborated with a production of Puccini’s Turandot. He also wrote this small book on British photography, in 1944. My edition is from 1987 and I found it in Judd Books, in London, a couple of years ago.
Mr. Instead, who, like many others, started life as a painter but became a photographer instead, made delightful Chelsea-ish compositions, placing figures against a wall covered with potato sacking, balanced by a framed engraving, or a classical statuette.
Cecil Beaton, in British Photographers
Carlos M. Fernandes