Elles ont pris le pouvoir

La plupart d’entre elles se trouvent laides. Pourtant, elles ont déjà des jambes fuselées, un port de tête, des proportions idéales, une grâce. A peine franchie l’adolescence, leur beauté explose dans l’objectif des photographes. Mais pour devenir top models, elles vont surtout faire preuve d’intelligence et d’acharnement.

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Variants by Herb Ritts

Variants by Herb Ritts
The exhibition gives you a comprehensive insight into the unprecedented body of work by Herb Ritts, who is regarded as one of the most important fashion, portrait and celebrity photographers in history.

HerbRitts10aCindy Crawford Blonde · 1993

HerbRitts10bCindy Crawford Blonde 2 · 1993

HerbRitts10cNaomi in Corset · 1991

HerbRitts10dNaomi in Corset 2 · 1991

This generation right now has to see what Herb Ritts’ work was about because it’s something that I think when you open the fashion magazines it’s definitely missing. — Naomi Campbell, 2012

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HerbRitts10eRichard Gere, San Bernardino, 1977

Within a very short time, Herb Ritts attained the legendary status of a fashion-, celebrity-, portrait- and nude photographer. His, at first, private pictures of a young, still relatively unknown Richard Gere, bursting of strength while changing a tire helped establish the photographer’s career as icon photographer of the pop culture.

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Variants by Herb Ritts

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Fashion, celebrity, portrait and nude photographer Herb Ritts

Within a very short time, Herb Ritts attained the legendary status of a fashion-, celebrity-, portrait- and nude photographer… Herb Ritts decidedly influenced the aesthetics of magazines such as »Vogue«, »Vanity Fair«, and »Interview« with his fashion productions of the 1980s and 1990s. His advertising campaigns for brands such as Calvin Klein, Armani, and Gap were instantaneously memorable …

Nicole Kidman, Culver City 1999 herbritts010 herbritts020 herbritts030 herbritts040 herbritts050 herbritts060Nicole Kidman – 1999, Johnny Depp – 1991, Gary Oldman, Dracula I – 1992, Naomi Seated – 1991, Sean Connery – 1989, Versace Veiled dress – 1990, Stephanie, Cindy, Christy, Tatjana and Naomi – 1989

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Brian Bowen Smith | Projects

brianbowensmith01Born and raised in Syracuse, New York, Brian Bowen Smith became a professional photographer by a less traditional route than most. While performing as a pro athlete, Bowen Smith happen to catch the eye of legendary photographer Herb Ritts, who invited him to appear in a Gap ad campaign. Ritts subsequently became his mentor and friend. Four years spent as Ritts’ assistant helped Bowen Smith to establish his photographic style, and assignments for W, Vanity Fair, Esquire, Self and Interview soon followed.

brianbowensmith02Now living in Los Angeles, Bowen Smith has established himself as a veteran celebrity and beauty photographer, having worked with some of the best-known TV, music and movie stars of today (both up-and-coming and established), among them Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Warren Beatty, Orlando Bloom, Adrian Brody, Cindy Crawford, Sheryl Crow, Cat Deeley, Emily Deschanel, James Franco, Scott Glenn, Ethan Hawke, Demi Moore, Carolyn Murphy, Winona Ryder, Brooke Shields, Hillary Swank and Billy Bob Thornton, among many others.

brianbowensmith03As this first monograph shows, many of these stars have gone on to become close friends. Projects spans the gamut of Bowen Smith’s work, from personal work to commissioned assignments done over the past ten years.

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