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PostSubject: Gleb Derujinsky Album   Tue Mar 23, 2010 1:01 am

A new album has been created in the Some Top 60s Photographers Album for Gleb Derujinsky, who celebrated his 85th birthday on March 19:
http://www.minimadmod60s.com/gallery2/main.php?g2_itemId=86924

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Born in 1925 in New York City, Gleb Derujinsky was taking photographs, then developing and printing them by the time he was six years old. With the help of his apartment building superintendent, he built an enlarger when he was ten, using a paint can as a light source and a camera as the optical system. He was also one of the few, if not the only, teenager ever to be invited to join the prestigious New York Camera Club. Through his membership, Derujinsky was exposed to the great photographers of the time, such as Steichen and Steiglitz.

Straight out of Trinity School in New York, Derujinsky was drafted to serve in World War II, reaching the rank of staff sergeant by the time he was nineteen. After the war, he obtained a GI loan in order to open his first photographic studio. He subsequently photographed for Esquire, Look, Life, Glamour, Town and Country, and The New York Times Magazine. Ultimately, he worked almost exclusively with Harper’s Bazaar. During his trip around the world for Bazaar inaugurating the Boeing 707, he photographed fashions in exotic places from Turkey to Thailand and created some of the most exciting photographs of the 1960s. In the late 1960s, Derujinsky began directing television commercials and became a member of the Cameraman’s Union and the Director’s Guild. He won the Cannes and Venice Film Festival awards for best direction and cinematography, as well as the New York Art Directors award.

Derujinsky has raced autos and was sponsored by Ferrari America. He has flown sailplanes in cross country competition. In the late 1960s and early 1970s, he was one of the top ten sailplane pilots in the country. He also has designed and built carbon fiber bicycles for the U. S. Olympic team.

In 1976, Derujinsky moved to southwest Colorado. He opened a custom jewelry shop and, as an avid skier, eventually became a ski instructor, too. He continued his passion for photography and has been regularly photographing many facets of the west.

In the past, his deep interest in music led to his photographing several jazz musicians. And recently he has again taken up the piano, playing Chopin and a bit of boogie woogie now and then.


Here is a small representation of Gleb Derujinsky's extraordinary body of work:

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Simone d'Aillencourt
March 1959 Bazaar Magazine


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Carmen Dell'Orefice
May 1958 Bazaar Magazine


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Carmen Dell'Orefice
Bazaar Magazine


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Duke Ellington, Jimmy Rushing, Louis Armstrong & Billy Strayhorn
1962 Newport Jazz Festival
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Sammy Davis, Jr.

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PostSubject: Re: Gleb Derujinsky Album   Sat Jun 11, 2011 3:32 pm

These are some of the amazing photographs by Gleb Derujinsky.

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