Advertising photographs for Ladislav Sutnar, 1928-1936. Gelatin silver print.
Advertising photograph for Družstevní práce (glass by Ludvika Smrckova), 1930s. Gelatin silver print.
Czech photographer Josef Sudek (primarily known for his return to romantic, mood-imbued images of Prague, regular documentation of his studio window, and rich still life images) worked for a brief period as a commercial photographer, partnering with designer Ladislav Sutnar and other Czech companies to produce a portfolio of striking advertising work that holds beauty and relevance today.
For a comprehensive view of the book Josef Sudek: The Advertising Photographs (2002), visit here.