Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Mario Testino

Dolce & Gabbana
S/S 2008

S/S 2008

Versace Women
S/S 2008

(...some amazing form in shadow... Burlesque-ish)

Susan Bright

"The very best photographers
working in the fashion genre
are producing images of influence,
which deserve to be seen in the
context of fine art."
-Susan Bright-
author of Face of Fashion
-quoted from Face Value:
The Contemporary Fashion Portrait

Jean-Francois Campos

Some really extraordinary work by
Jean-Francois Campos for
Flair Italy
May 2008
(I believe Edward Steichen would have approved!)

Bert Stern

Some interesting work from the February 25, 2008 issue of
New York Magazine by Bert Stern.
Recreating the last sitting of Marilyn Monroe
(also shot by Stern) is Lindsay Lohan.

Continue on to New York Magazine's website

for a great slideshow comparing the iconic

and new images.

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Mario Sorrenti

W Magazine
November 2006

Jean Paul Gaultier
S/S 2008

Kate Moss

(-added in here simply because of the ease of sophistication and lighting, reminiscent of the early fashion photographers-)

Steven Klein

Dolce & Gabbana
S/S 08 ad campaign

Case Study
W Magazine

...definitely illustrates Hollywood's influence on all
things fashion in this narrative.

For much, much, much more, visit:

Corinne Day

Corinne Day
::known for intimate portraits and fashion
imagery mixed with hard-edged documentary,
clear in her early work::

Kate Moss, 1990

Vogue UK
Jessica Stam
(Simplicity giving way to more complex backdrops)

Steven Meisel

Vanity Fair
May 2008

Living Spring

Spring 2008

(...think Cecil Beaton: decorative overload...)

A Bedtime Story

Vogue Italia
January 2008

(...the fashion world's obsession with smoking...)

Also from Vogue Italia July 2007

:: Talk about art reflecting the times ^^^
...a rehab ridden Hollywood meets
the blockbuster Girl, Interrupted ::

Monday, March 31, 2008

Speaking of Snapshotty...

While we're talking about the snap shot aesthetic,
here a few examples from an editorial shoot
featuring model Natalia Vodianova,
but I am not sure who the photographer is.
(...not too much selling of the clothing happening here...?
I guess this is where the 'lifestyle' aspect chimes in.)


Jurgen Teller,

probably best known for photographing Marc Jacobs' advertisements,
is a contemporary fashion photographer who seems to really take that

Munkacsi 'action realism' /

Nancy Hall-Duncan's theory of everyone-partaking-in-a-fashionable-existence,

to a new level.

Some even say that his image making relates to that of a polaroid,
utilizing bright flash and everyday themes.