Original Image: Bill Brandt, Micheldever Nude, Hampshire, 1948Bill Brandt was born in Hamburg, Germany in 1904. He later disowned his heritage and claimed to have been born in Southern London where he lived later. He rose to popularity through his documentation of British society; something that was uncommon at the time. He later abandoned his documentary photography and focused on portraiture and landscapes. In 1945 he did a series of nudes to mark the peace that came with the end of World War II. His photos are known for their use of wide-angle lenses, distortion, and high contrast.