Fashion Forward Feurer.

Hans Feurer may not be a name on the tip of every fashion photographers tongue but perhaps he should be. Responsible for some of the more graphic and memorable images of the 80’s Swiss born Feurer is enjoying something of a resurgence of late. So much so there is now a book of his most …

Guy Bourdin

The often surreal nature of French fashion photographer Guy Bourdin’s work is unsurprising considering he started his career as a protégé of Man Ray in Paris in the 1950’s The sense of experimentation that you see in Man Ray’s work was evident in the fashion imagery created by Bourdin for clients such as Charles Jourdan, …

Billy Kidd

Every so often you come across a fashion photographer who manages to put an interesting spin on what is a very well-worn territory. Brooklyn based Billy Kidd is such a man. Even though he’s only been shooting for five years he has a distinct style, his images having a stark almost alien quality. I particularly …

High Style

Fashions may come and go but Rene Gruau’s illustrations remain timeless. The son of an Italian Count and a French aristocrat his drawings of haute couture fashion in the forties and fifties remain as elegant as ever. If only many of the world’s fashion designers would follow his example.

The Beauty of Blumenfeld

When a photographer’s work is described as experimental I tend to run for the hills. It makes think I’m going to enter some fiendish laboratory where the only thing likely to emerge is some kind of Frankenstein’s monster. Erwin Blumenfeld reminds me there are ways of experimenting that are playful and super stylish. His work …

Sense of smile

Fashion photography can be astoundingly stupid. Vacuous models placed in ever more idiotic situations and poses. How refreshingly to remember their were also photographers like Norman Parkinson who possessed a great sense of style but also a great sense of humor. A Sense of Smile one might say. His work produced mainly in the fifties …

Diego Uchitel: Polaroids

Following in the footsteps of Guy Bourdin and Carl Molino, Argentinean born fashion photographer Diego Uchitel has done a cool collection of Polaroid images featuring everyone from Sofia Coppola to David Bowie. I’m a sucker for this kind of low res feel, particular when contrasted with the highly finished photo shopped imagery we see in …

Neil Krug

I don’t imagine Neil Krug’s images will prove as timeless as Irving Penn’s but I do like the visual style he injected into his fashion photos He’s recently been used by ‘The Horrors’ for the cover of their ‘Skying’ album with a great effect. Hip and cool rather than classic but great stuff nevertheless.   …

Bill Cunningham: New York

How would you like to spend your life living in a bedsit with just a bed and a dozen filing cabinets? How would you like to have no car, just a Schwinn bicycle that you ride everywhere, even though you’re over 80 years old? How would you like to dine on cheap food and wear …

Timeless

  My recent and ongoing Pinterest obsession (16330 followers and counting people!) has led me to discover quite a few amazing photographers, both new and old. Undoubtedly my favorite discovery was Lillian Bassman. I’m ashamed to say I had never heard of her up to this point but the more I see of her work …