William Mortensen (1897-1965)

William Herbert Mortensen (1897-1965) was an American glamour photographer, primarily known for his Hollywood portraits in the 1920s-1940s in the Pictorialist style. Mortensen was a very self-critical man who began his photographic career taking portraits of Hollywood actors and film stills. During the 1920s and 1930s, he was inspired by horror films being adapted in studios, and ended up making portraits about them in his … Continue reading William Mortensen (1897-1965)