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Susan Bright

Hardie Grant Books, 2007
240 pages
130 colour & b+w illustrations
ISBN: 9781740665469

This book explores the symbiotic relationship between contemporary portrait photography and fashion. It presents the intensely unconventional, often unnervingly intimate portraiture work of five of the most creative and original fashion photographers at work in the world today.

The subjects range from the famous: Kate Moss by Corinne Day, Madonna by Steven Klein and by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Sting by Paolo Roversi to the anonymous Woman I by Mario Sorrenti. The essays by Susan Bright and Vince Aletti offer a historical context to reflect society's fascination with images of the famous, how these photographers' works have developed from the legacy left by Cecil Beaton, Irving Penn, Richard Avedon and others. In addition, interviews, email exchanges and descriptions of the process by the photographers and subjects themselves provide a rare insight into the potent mix of fame, fashion and photography.


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