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PATRICK DEMARCHELIER – photographer

Posted in photographer, supermodel with tags , , , , , , , , on May 25, 2011 by muratoktem

Born near Paris in 1943 to a modest family, he spent his childhood in Le Havre with his mother and four brothers. For his seventeenth birthday, his uncle bought him his first Eastman Kodak camera. Demarchelier learned how to develop film, retouch negatives and began shooting friends and weddings.

In 1975, he left Paris for New York to follow his girlfriend. He discovered fashion photography by working as a freelance photographer and learning and working with photographers such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Terry King, and Jacque Guilbert, His work drew the attention of Elle, Marie Claire and 20 Ans Magazine

He later worked for Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar, first in September 1992 which resulted in a 12-year collaboration. Demarchelier has shot international advertising campaigns for Dior, Louis Vuitton, Celine, TAG Heuer, Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, Lacoste, Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren.

SCHATZ’S BOOKS

Posted in book with tags , , , , , , on May 22, 2011 by muratoktem

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MERT ALAS&MARCUS PIGGOTT – photographer

Posted in photographer with tags , , , , , , , on May 20, 2011 by muratoktem

Mert and Marcus are Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, fashion photographers. Their work and style is heavily influenced and shaped by the photography of Guy Bourdin and also the use of digital manipulation which they have pioneered the use of. They have defined the look of the past decade and as a duo are one of the most respected and acclaimed photographers working today.

Mert and Marcus, both born in 1971 in Turkey and Wales, respectively, met for the first time in England in 1994 after having worked for a brief period in completely different areas, the first in classical music and the second in graphic design. Marcus was an assistant photographer and Mert was a fashion photo modeler. After working together in the photography business, they decided to create a team. When they showed their first photos to “Dazed and Confused”, the London fashion magazine, they immediately made the cover.

Strongly known for their portraits of sophisticated, powerful women, Alas and Piggott’s photos lend an air of grace and unmistakable perfection to advertising. “The difference between us and other photographers is that we care a lot about appearance,” says Alas. “We spend most of the time in the make-up and hairstyling rooms”. The team works today for magazines such as Vogue USA, Vogue Italia, W Magazine, Pop Magazine, Numero and Arena Homme Plus. Some of their major clients are top fashion labels such as Louis Vuitton, Missoni, Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi, Kenzo and Miu Miu. They created the images for perfume houses such as Gucci, Yves St Laurent, Givenchy and Lancôme. Alas and Piggott have also worked with celebrities of the caliber of Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bündchen, Björk, Lindsay Lohan, Scarlett Johansson, Charlotte Rampling, Kylie Minogue, Sophie Ellis-Bextor and most recently Victoria Beckham for a Giorgio Armani shoot.

SANTE D'ORAZIO – photographer

Posted in photographer with tags , , , , , on May 17, 2011 by muratoktem

Sante D’Orazio (born January 23, 1956) in Brooklyn, New York, studied painting and fine arts at Brooklyn College. He worked as assistant to Phillip Pearlstein. During those same years, he also studied photography with Lou Bernstein, a member of The New York Photo League. He began his professional career in 1981 with Italian Vogue and later at Andy Warhol’s Interview and was soon working for the world’s leading fashion magazines and commercial clients. D’Orazio presented an alluring combination of sex and celebrity: a world populated by beautiful Supermodels (in various stages of undress), megawatt actresses like Angelina Jolie or Sharon Stone casually lounging on a sofa or by the sea, shirtless rock stars like Axl Rose and hyperbolic bombshells like Pamela Anderson. Through D’Orazio’s lens, modern celebrities became mythological beings, reflecting the values of our idol -obsessed times: Eternal Youth. Naked Beauty. Rock ‘n’ Roll. In a career spanning over twenty years, D’Orazio documented The Glamorous Life — always with a wink from behind the camera — for some of the world’s greatest publications, beginning with Italian Vogue in 1981 and including Interview, Vanity Fair, GQ, French, British and German Vogue.

RICHARD AVEDON – photographer

Posted in photographer with tags , , , , , , on May 13, 2011 by muratoktem

Richard Avedon (May 15, 1923 – October 1, 2004) was an American photographer. An obituary, published in The New York Timesfollowing Avedon’s death said that, “his fashion and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century.”

Avedon became the first staff photographer for The New Yorker in 1992. He has won many awards for his photography, including the International Center of Photography Master of Photography Award in 1993, the Prix Nadar in 1994 for his photobook Evidence, and the Royal Photographic Society 150th Anniversary Medal in 2003. He was elected a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 2001.

Avedon had numerous museum exhibitions around the world, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of Art in New York, and the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao in Spain.

GIOVANNI COZZI – photographer

Posted in photographer with tags , , , , , , on May 10, 2011 by muratoktem

BODYSCAPES by Lois Greenfield

Posted in glamour, photographer with tags , , , , , on May 6, 2011 by muratoktem

Lois Greenfield (born 1949) is a photographer made famous by her ability to capture the human form in motion and her use of it as a compositional element in her art. She has been compared with Eadweard Muybridge for exploration of human locomotion, and with Henri Cartier-Bresson for capturing the elusive moment.

She studied anthropology and filmmaking at Brandeis University in the late 1960s. After graduating in 1970, she worked as a freelance photographer in Boston photographing for small independent publications covering everything from rock stars to riots. Having had no formal training in photography, she learned with each project she encountered. “Photo Equipment” Greenfield uses a Hasselblad 500c/m camera body. With this she uses no motor drive or photo reviser. Her favorite lenses are the 120mm and 150mm. The strobes she uses, Broncolor, can set the flash duration to 1/2000 of a second or less. The flash is much more important than the shutter speed for clear images. She uses a Leaf Valeo 22i digital back. The Leaf back creates easy photographing as the dancers move and improvise.

For an assignment, Greenfield was sent to cover a dance concert, a subject in which she had no professional experience. She photographed dress rehearsals of dance performances in Boston and when she moved to New York in 1973. As a result, she built a body of work and a reputation in the modern and postmodern dance world through having her work published in the Village Voice, New York Times, Dance Magazine and other publications.