“His fashion and portrait photographs helped define America’s image of style, beauty and culture for the last half-century.”
( Andy Grundberg, The New York Times)
But not only America’s image of style, beauty and culture was defined by Richard Avedon – his images have shaped and always will influence today’s photography.
Richard Avedon was born into a world coined by fashion. His mother’s family owned a dress manufacturing business. Avedon’s childhood was full of fabrics, color and fashion magazines – he even decorated his room with cut out fashion photographs he admired.
It is seems not surprising that Avedon started his career – after his first photographical training at the Merchant Marine – as a fashion photographer. His photographs started to appear in famous fashion magazines, like Junior Bazaar and Harper’s Bazaar.
Paolo Roversi – Fashion Photography? Artist? Both!
In someway every photographer is an artist..,true. But some photographers seem to be ‘more’ artists than others. Paolo Roversi definitely belongs to the second category. This is not only proved by his 19 solo exhibitions in various international galleries and museums or through his participation in nearly countless group shows, but also by the books, reviews and magazine articles concerning him, his way to photograph and of course his images themselves.
Roversi started his career in the middle of the 1970s as an assistant to the British photographer Lawrence Sackmann.
Words of wisdom
Every once in a while all of us need some advice in life…or photography!
Here is one…no, not Mother Mary speaking words of wisdom… but Mr. Stephen Shore himself. Addressed to all (aspiring) photographers, this letter is definitely worth reading and to recall whenever you pick up your camera our just think about it.