Horst Paul Albert Bohrmann, known by his artist's name Horst P. Horst, was a German-American photographer and one of the most important fashion and portrait photographers of his time. At the end of the 1920s he studied architecture at the school of applied arts in Hamburg, later an internship in the studio of Le Corbusier in Paris. In 1930 he immigrated to America and lived in New York. He is particularly known for his dramatic staging of light and shadow, which he shot with a Rolleiflex and Hasselblad camera. Worked for the French, English and Italian Vogue as well as Vanity Fair.