New campaign Miu Miu FW15 shot by Steven Meisel quotes brilliantly an important part of the history of American photography. I am talking about that current called street photography and celebrated in new ways (remind me critic texts and exhibitions curated by John Swarzowski, Director of Photography at MoMA) in the 70’s, thanks to the works of photographers as Read More
Yes, she’s right. Chen Man defines herself as “a representative of the modern Chinese visual artists” thanks to her established and wise visual language that add Chen Man’s name among the most influent and hyperactive fashion and art photographers in China.
Luxury, beauty and fashion global brands (Chanel, Adidas, Absolut Vodka, Shiseido, Motorola, L’Oreal and others) and many leading fashion magazines (Chinese editions of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar or go and see the fantastic and glamorous project for i-D magazine in 2012, when Chen Man was commissioned to take 12 different covers for the February issue celebrating the Year of the Dragon) like to work with Chen Man for her avant-garde and provocative art that often represent new icons: the modern Chinese woman. A woman who is…
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I was reading a book about fashion photographers when I saw some images that I never saw before. Ignorance was my fault. Her name is Antoinette Frissell Bacon, aka Toni Frissell (1907-1988), after worked with Cecil Beaton and Edward Steichen, she started to work for Vogue in 1931 and then for Harper’s Bazaar. Her pictures of women floating in the water (and not only – she was a good photojournalist during the World War II as well) are for me so contemporary and poetic. I’d just like to share with you – whom didn’t remember the photographer Toni Frissel – her amazing images and life.
From the recent book Coming Into Fashion – A Century of Photography at Condé Nast by Nathalie Herschdorfer (Thames & Hudson, 2012), “it was thanks to photographer Toni Frissell that Vogue began featuring a very different sort of image from those that had previously appeared in its pages”.