Guy Bourdin

Author: Charlotte Cotton,Shelly Verthime
Publisher: Victoria & Albert Museum
Category: Design
Page: 172
View: 2090
Guy Bourdin (1928-1991) created the most challenging fashion photography of the late 20th century. Over a 35-year career, including more than three decades creating confrontational images for French Vogue and groundbreaking campaigns for Charles Jourdan footwear, he staged complex dramas, with every gesture and prop carrying a potent psychological charge. He showed us that in the context of fashion it is rarely the product that compels us; it is the image--the seductive narratives of the commercial world, and the quest for the unattainable--that stirs our desires. Today, Bourdin stands as one of the most influential image-makers of all time. Bourdin cultivated his anonymity, refusing all proposals for books and exhibitions during his lifetime. This volume, published to coincide with the first major exhibition of his photographs, showcases not only his fashion images but also his brooding landscapes and magical cityscapes. The photographs are accompanied by five specially commissioned essays, which together offer the first thorough analysis of Bourdin's unique creativity.

Guy Bourdin

Author: Guy Bourdin,Shelly Verthime
Publisher: Steidl
ISBN: 9783869309347
Category: Photography
Page: 300
View: 3753
Intriguing, revolutionary and undoubtedly one of the most influential fashion photographers of the twentieth century, Guy Bourdin was a groundbreaking image-maker, whose work has achieved a cultlike following. His striking use of color, suggestive narratives and surrealist aesthetics established a visual language entirely his own. Though best known for his color images, Bourdin launched his career in black and white in the early 1950s. Untouched explores this largely unseen work and gives insight into the early development of his photographic eye. The carefully constructed images, initially conceived as an exhibition series, reveal his artistic motivation years before he began working on assignments for French Vogue and Photo Femina. In both concept and composition, these photographs display his fascination with striking graphic layouts and narrative cinematic portraiture. Capturing people he encountered on the streets of Paris, Bourdin trained his eye to transcend the realism of the medium, developing a unique perspective through unconventional manipulations of the picture plane. Guy Bourdin was born in Paris in 1928. His career as a fashion photographer spans over three decades. Bourdin shot largely for French Vogue as well as Harper's Bazaar, Chanel, Issey Miyake, Versace, Charles Jourdan and Emanuel Ungaro. Today Bourdin's work is held in prestigious museum including the Victoria and Albert Museum, Jeu de Paume, the Guggenheim and the National Museum of China. Bourdin died in 1991.

Guy Bourdin

Image Maker
Author: N.A
Publisher: Editions Assouline
ISBN: 9781614286356
Category: Photography
Page: 375
View: 8264
Protégé of Man Ray, principal photographer of Vogue France, inspiration for the fashion world's favorite photographers, and immortalized in the collections of museums around the world, Guy Bourdin irrevocably changed the face of modern photography. Guy Bourdin: Image Maker is an exploration of the photographer's iconic imagery, featuring archival material yet unpublished, including original, never-before-seen Vogue layouts, hand-clipped and annotated layouts, Polaroids, and paintings.

In Between

Author: Guy Bourdin,Shelly Verthime
Publisher: Steidl / Edition7L
ISBN: 9783869300337
Category: Photography
Page: 265
View: 7797
Guy Bourdins vivid, narrative-infused work placed him at the vanguard of fashion photography for a career that spanned four decades. In Between demonstrates Guy Bourdins unique conceptual and formal engagement with the double-page spread as an art form in itself. This concept appeared in his first published image for French Vogue (1955), a photograph of a model with an Haute Couture Dior hat captured alongside an array of butchered cow heads. This visual, a signature piece emblematic of the classic elements of Guy Bourdins entire oeuvre, stands firmly as one of the most daring fashion images of the 20th century. Guy Bourdins double page spread became a landmark in the history of advertising photography. His compositions gave new form to ideas about product-illustration creating independently arresting images that invited the reader to participate or witness. Guy Bourdin was both the narrator of a fantastic mise en scene as well as the choreographer of the magazine page, garnering all the more attention for his advertising clients such as Charles Jourdan. With 300 images, In Between re-assembles many of the original image layouts as they were published in magazines such as French Vogue, British Vogue, Vogue Italy, Harpers Bazaar, Linea Italiana and The Best, offering a new and illuminating critical context to the creative process. Guy Bourdin tailored his compositions to the constraints of the printed page both conceptually and graphically, and the mirror motif so central in his work finds its formal counterpart in the doubleness of the magazine spread. Layout and design become powerful metaphors for the photographic medium, engaging the eye and with it, the mind. Published by Steidldangin, In Between was conceived and edited by Shelly Verthime, whose unflagging devotion and nearly 10 years of research has resulted in an unparalleled grasp of the photographers oeuvre. The monograph is introduced by Charlie Scheips, whose knowledge and passion for art, fashion and photography as well as the history of magazine publishing, brings a new perspective to this enduring body of work. Guy Bourdin (19281991) was born in Paris. A painter his entire life and a self-taught photographer, he exhibited his first photographs at Galerie 29 in 1952. His work has been exhibited in the most prestigious museums, such as The Victoria & Albert Museum, the Jeu de Paume, The National Art Museum of China, The Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography and The Moscow House of Photography.

Irving Penn

Author: Maria Morris Hambourg,Jeff L. Rosenheim,Alexandra Dennett,Philippe Garner,Adam Kirsch,Harald E.L. Prins,Vasilios Zatse
Publisher: Metropolitan Museum of Art
ISBN: 1588396185
Category: Photography
Page: 371
View: 9991
Irving Penn (1917-2009) was among the most esteemed and influential photographers of the twentieth century. Over the course of a nearly seventy-year career, he mastered a pared-down aesthetic of studio photography that is distinguished for its meticulous attention to composition, nuance, and detail. This indispensable book features one of the largest selections of Penn's photographers ever compiled–nearly 300 in all–including famous and beloved images as well as works that have never been published. Celebrating the centennial of Penn's birth, this lavish volume spans the entirety of his groundbreaking career. An enlightening introduction situates his work in the context of the various artistic, social, and political environments and events that affected the content of his photographs. Lively essays acquaint readers with Penn's primary subjects and campaigns, including early documentary scenes and imagery; portraits of cultural figures and celebrities; fashion; female nudes; peoples of Peru, Dahomey (Benin), New Guinea, and Morocco; and still lifes. Rounding out the book are discussions of Penn's advertising pictures and his painstaking printing processes, as well as an illustrated chronology. Irving Penn: Centennialis essential for any fan of this artist's work or of the history of twentieth-century photography.

Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao - New York

Author: Jeff Chein-Hsing Liao,Sean Corcoran,Justin Davidson
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781597112796
Category: Photography
Page: 160
View: 7625
With painstaking care and the use of multiple exposures, Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao crafts each of his images with technological precision. Shooting primarily with a large-format film camera, then scanning and digitally editing the negatives, Liao creates enormous, detail-driven panoramas of the social and urban landscape of New York. This oversized monograph includes photographs taken over the last ten years. From rehabilitated Coney Island to the Grand Concourse in the Bronx, from the demise of Shea Stadium in Queens to the newly rebuilt One World Trade Center, Liao has created a lasting document of a significant period of transformation in New York's skyline and social fabric. His unique perspective on New York is both personal and hyperreal, managing to capture both the lasting charm of the city's well-known landmarks as well as the moment when New York entered the twenty-first century. Jeff Chien-Hsing Liao (born 1977) first received recognition with his series "Habitat 7," which was featured in the September 11, 2005, issue of "The New York Times Magazine" as the winner of the Capture the Times photography contest. His work has been exhibited at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Museum of the City of New York; Queens Museum of Art; and Bronx Museum of the Arts. Born in Taiwan and raised in Vancouver, Canada, Liao lives in Queens, New York.


Exhibit a
Author: Guy Bourdin,Samuel Bourdin,Fernando Delgado,Michel Guerrin
Publisher: Wattpad
Category: Photography
Page: 208
View: 1311
Brings together the controversial works of the 1970s photographer to present a biographical portrait while considering the impact of his photography on fashion, advertising, and fine art.

75 Years of Dc Comics

The Art of Modern Mythmaking
Author: Paul Levitz
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783836554565
Category: Art
Page: 720
View: 3239
The Crown Jewel of Comics The DC universe as never seen before In 1935, DC Comics founder Major Malcolm Wheeler-Nicholson published New Fun No. 1-the first comic book with all-new, original material-at a time when comic books were mere repositories for the castoffs of the newspaper strips. What was initially considered to be disposable media for children was well on its way to becoming the mythology of our time-the 20th century's answer to Atlas or Zorro. More than 40,000 comic books later, TASCHEN has produced the single most comprehensive book on DC Comics. More than 2,000 images-covers and interiors, original illustrations, photographs, film stills, and collectibles-are reproduced using the latest technology to bring the story lines, the characters, and their creators to vibrant life as they've never been seen before. Telling the tales behind the tomes is 38-year DC veteran Paul Levitz, whose in-depth essays trace the company's history, from its pulp origins through to the future of digital publishing, alongside year-by-year timelines and biographies of DC legends. The original XL edition of 75 Years of DC Comics was winner of the 2011 Eisner Comic Industry Award for Best Comics-Related Book of the Year. This new edition brings you all the same DC glory in a more compact format.

Please Return Polaroid

Author: Miles Aldridge
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783958290990
Page: 190
View: 3862
In this book Miles Aldridge delves into his Polaroid archive -- venturing back through twenty years of enhancing, modifying, reassembling and discarding. Many of these Polaroids were intentionally annotated or accidentally damaged while working on different shoots. Liberated from their original context, the images take on a life of their own by evolving into surreal and cinematic narratives. By enlarging and manipulating the Polaroids in unpredictable ways, Aldridge devotes himself to each Polaroid as an independent image while simultaneously learning to appreciate the importance of flaws and imperfections. This book provides us with a rare insight into a photographer's odyssey; an unfolding journey of the imagination in parallel to his working process.

American Photography 32

Author: Mark Heflin
Publisher: Amilus
ISBN: 9781886212466
Category: Photography
Page: 400
View: 5532
The year's best juried collection of photography in hardcover.


Author: Pavel Ba Ka
Publisher: Schilt Publishing
ISBN: 9789053308820
Category: Photography
Page: 160
View: 5758
"In 1985, Pavel Ba ka s photographs reached viewers in the United States through an issue of the German magazine Album. Perhaps this is where I first saw the memorable photograph of the reclining nude with a thin metal wire arching from her navel to a metal band on her forehead. With her eyes closed and her back arched, she seems to be in a trance or in ecstasy. The wire and the light behind her suggest a field of energy radiating from the curving terrain of her body. In this image, and in other pictures in this series, where Ba ka collaborated with Czech jewellery artist Vratislav K. Novak, the human body serves as a stage for enigmatic dramas. There is no pretense that the photographer has documented found realities. Clearly invented and staged, the pictures visualize dreams, or literary illusions, such as the reference to the Swift s country of Lilliput evoked by a tiny ladder resting on a sleeping woman s forehead in Ladder (1986). As Ba ka wanted to be a writer before he was a photographer, his empathy for fiction and poetic imagery is not surprising. [ ] Throughout his career, Ba ka s photographic series have alternated between imagined and found Spiritual Spaces are a mature artist s successful realization of investigations first pursued fifteen years earlier when Ba ka also sought to animate plain, interior spaces. In a series titled Doubts, Ba ka more actively imposes his vision by selectively placing long narrrowed panels of glass and mirrors in rooms that are without furniture or people. The plain domestic spaces are deconstructed by conflicting sources of light and shadow and by the vertical bands of reflections created by the mirrors and glass that slice through the interiors. Images of trees and plants from the exterior enter the interior; perspectives shift, and solid surfaces are dissolved by the light flickering across walls and floors. These early pictures are fascinating and beautiful, and as with Ba ka s other early photographic series, the photographer s hand in their invention is clear. Extract from the essay Pavel Ba ka Haunting Duality by Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA. If we tried to imagine Pavel Ba ka s creative life as a photograph, its inherently transient nature would probably show very soon. There would be a steady stream of portraits, staged figurative actions, spaces artificially created by the artist himself, images verging on the abstract, as well as landscapes and interiors with a spiritual dimension. Such an imaginary picture would then suggest a host of frameworks within which Ba ka s work might be arranged, based on various inner and external criteria just as the motive of the frame itself keeps recurring throughout Ba ka s work. A biographical angle would show that ever since his beginnings as a self-taught photographer, Ba ka has retained his determination to search and invent, thus keeping at bay any danger of artistic stagnation, while always putting new approaches to the test. Within the framework of Czech photography, Ba ka s place would be somewhere behind the founding father figure of Jan Sudek, whom he also references in his early works, and alongside Jan Svoboda, with whom he also shares an interest in the work of renowned Czech glass and jewellery artists. In Ba ka s nudes and some of the portraits, we can also find traces of another giant of Czech photography, Franti ek Drtikol. Just as with Drtikol, Ba ka s main objective is not creating a mere image of the subject, but rather constructing a photographic picture, where the photographed figure or face act only as a fully integrated, yet at the same time provocative, part of the whole. In Ba ka s photographs, a piece of jewellery does not function as a mere decoration of the model but rather as an extension of their body and an expression of their mood. With each small prop, the spatial dimensions and inner meaning of the portrait shift. Another framework is constructed virtually from within, and it delineates the various periods or areas of interest within Ba ka s work. The monograph which is being put together and which focuses (mainly) on Ba ka s early work is divided into three such areas, entitled Construction, Figuration, and Abstraction. The title Construction refers to the way an image is constructed by light. Ba ka photographs panels of mirrors placed in a landscape, he opens windows, thus reflecting and focusing the view into the interior. The mechanisms of light shining through or being reflected, as captured in Ba ka s photographs refine both the vision and the awareness of space. As Anne Wilkes Tucker puts it, each one of Ba ka s photographs simultaneously facilitates recognition while undermining the faithfulness of the medium. In his kinetic, phased figurative pictures, Ba ka s wife, his daughter, or he himself then become the protagonists of a few-second long photographic actions: a simple movement creates a sequence, interconnecting personal and general levels. Other photographs play out almost on the surface so to speak. The term Abstraction is not used to suggest the notion that images lose their descriptiveness rather, they shed the shackles of exact contours, becoming blurry and gaining evocativeness. In his experiments with exposure length, the immediate moment of a picture being taken is enriched by the time frame of the past as well as of the possible, just as Ba ka himself seems to suggest when he speaks of recollections and imaginations ."

The Taming of Chance

Author: Ian Hacking
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521388849
Category: History
Page: 264
View: 9559
This book combines detailed scientific historical research with characteristic philosophic breadth and verve.


The Work of Chris Von Wangenheim
Author: Roger Padilha,Mauricio Padilha
Publisher: Rizzoli Publications
ISBN: 0847845001
Category: Photography
Page: 288
View: 1709
The first monograph on notorious photographer Chris von Wangenheim, whose shocking work epitomized the glamour and excess of the 1970s. His images appeared in every top fashion publication including Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Vogue Italia, and Interview, and he produced unforgettable campaigns for Dior and Valentino until he died in a car accident at age 39.


Author: Christopher Killip,Museum für Photographie (Braunschweig, Germany)
Publisher: Steidl Dap
ISBN: 9783869302560
Category: Photography
Page: 111
View: 2616
Includes the photographs by Chris Killip of seacoalers on the beach below Lynemouth, England taken in 1982.

Diego Uchitel

Author: Diego Uchitel,Diane Von Furstenberg
Publisher: Damiani
ISBN: 9788862082396
Category: Design
Page: 240
View: 4822
The work contained in this book is a selection of Diego Uchitel's favourite imagery stemming from a combination of both personal and commercial efforts spanning 25 years. Diego Uchitel has long revered the Polaroid for its dreamlike color and depth, and over the course of his career, he has continually sought to conjure these qualities in his fashion and celebrity photography. "Polaroids" is awash with the tonal warmth and artifact feel of polaroid film, from its splendid design to the photographs themselves, which are reproduced in their original (and current) condition, with traces of tape and little signs of wear and tear around their edges.

Marc Jacobs Advertising 1998-2009

Author: Juergen Teller,Marc Jacobs
Publisher: Steidl / Edition7L
ISBN: 9783865217158
Category: Photography
Page: 576
View: 8939
For more than a decade Juergen Teller has worked with Marc Jacobs on the advertising campaigns for each of the Men's and Women's Marc Jacobs collections, Marc by Marc Accessories and perfume lines. Teller's idiosyncratic visual style and use of unusual models has been instrumental in establishing what has become one of the preeminent fashion brands of our times. Reflecting the intelligence and individuality of the Marc Jacobs brand, the models have included Sofia Coppola, Charlotte Rampling, Meg White, Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore, Michael Stipe, Rufus Wainwright, Harmony Korine, Cindy Sherman, William Eggleston, Samantha Morton, Winona Ryder, Roni Horn, Victoria Beckham and Teller himself, among many others. This volume brings together a selection of images from all the campaigns to create a single collection that marks the significance of this collaboration in both fashion and visual culture. Photographer Juergen Teller was born in Erlangen, Germany in 1964 and has lived in London since 1986. His work in book, magazine and exhibition form is marked by an intriguing refusal to separate his commercial fashion pictures from his more autobiographical uncommissioned work. Teller's photographs have been published in influential international publications such as W Magazine, i-D and Purple and have been the subject of solo exhibitions at The Photographers' Gallery in London and the Fondation Cartier Pour l'art Contemporain in Paris. In 2003 Teller was awarded the Citibank Prize and in 2007 he was one of five artists to represent Ukraine in the 52nd Venice Biennale. Marc Jacobs was born in New York City in 1963. He graduated from Parsons School of Design in 1984 with many of the school's highest honors, including Design Student of the Year. In 1986 he designed his first collection under the Marc Jacobs label and in 1997 he became Artistic Director of Louis Vuitton. Marc Jacobs International, LLC has expanded to include more than 50 stores worldwide. Jacobs splits his time between New York and Paris.

Seven Collages

Author: Harry M. Callahan,Julian Cox
Publisher: Steidl Dap
ISBN: 9783869301402
Category: Photography
Page: 32
View: 9775
Alonzo Jordan worked for forty years as a photographer in Jasper, Texas, a small town that was little known until the brutal murder there of a forty-nine-year-old African American named James Byrd by three white males on June 7, 1998. While Jordan died in 1984, his photographs offer new insight into the social and cultural milieu in which Byrd grew up and spent his entire life, but perhaps, more enduringly, illuminate the intrinsic power of the image to shape perception. Jordans photographs are windows into an unseen world. A barber by trade, he took up photography to fill what he perceived as a need in his community. He understood the ways the photographic image could imbue its subject with a greater sense of meaning and bolster self-esteem. Historian Alan Governar has been recovering and documenting the work of African American photographers for more than a decade. Working with Jordans widow, he has preserved the thousands of negatives and prints that Jordan produced over the course of his career. Jasper, Texas, which accompanies an exhibition at the International Center of Photography, presents a selection of Jordans work, documenting the everyday life of several generations of Jaspers African American residents.


Photographs from My Life at Vogue
Author: Phyllis Posnick,Anna Wintour
Publisher: ABRAMS
ISBN: 9781419722448
Category: Design
Page: 256
View: 3274
The name Phyllis Posnick is synonymous with Vogue and the extraordinary fashion and beauty editorials the magazine's audience loves. Posnick is best known for creating photo editorials to illustrate the magazine's Beauty and Health articles, as well as iconic portraits of celebrated personalities. Bringing together the provocative and sometimes shocking, this collection invites readers to glimpse the complex production process-- and the collaboration and creativity--behind each extraordinary editorial. The book features images by a who's who of legendary photographers: Anton Corbijn, Patrick Demarchelier, Steven Klein, Annie Leibovitz, Helmut Newton, Irving Penn, Mario Testino, Tim Walker, and Bruce Weber. The book includes a foreword by Anna Wintour and is punctuated with Posnick's personal memories and irreverence.

Intimate Distances

Author: Todd Hido,David Campany
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781597113601
Page: 272
View: 1964
Todd Hido: Intimate Distance is the first comprehensive monograph charting the career of acclaimed American photographer Todd Hido. Though he has published many smaller monographs of individual bodies of work, this gathers his most iconic images for the first time and brings a fresh perspective to his oeuvre with the inclusion of many unpublished photographs. Well-known for his photographs of landscapes and suburban housing across the United States, and for his use of luminous color, Hido casts a distinctly cinematic eye across all that he photographs, digging deep into his memory and imagination for inspiration. David Campany introduces the work and looks specifically at Hido's cinematic influences and the kind of spectatorship the work demands. The book is organized chronologically, showing how his series overlap in exciting, new ways. Also featured are short interviews with Hido about the making of each of his monographs. From exterior to interior, surface observations to subconscious investigations, landscapes to nudes, this mid-career survey reveals insight into Hido's practice and illustrates how his unique focus has developed and shifted over time.