I stumbled across Richard avedon the other day instantly being drawn to to his fashion photography.
Veruschka, dress by Kimberly, New York, January 4, 1967.
The way he captures the movement of the model in this photograph, its like you can feel hr movement as he captured the shot. I am thinking to take images that creates this feel of moment couldn’t of been easy (even though he makes it look so) especially back when it was taken. I think there was so much more to the world of photography then more of a ‘realness’ if you like as there was no Photoshop to fix areas or any sort of filters or lighting effects that can quickly correct problems. I think it was very much more about the photographer, the lighting and the model. Maybe that is why I am always drawn to photography and photographers from this period of time? These two photos below show the same quality’s I think he had a distinct way of capturing and communicating his work that I find really interesting.
Veruschka, dress by Bill Blass, New York, January 4, 1967
Twiggy, hair by Ara Gallant, Paris, January 6, 1968
Even with his later work and the use of colour, I think a lot of his principles remained the same and still he manages to hold onto those quality’s and the realness within his work.
Kate Moss and Aya Thorgren, Versace Spring/Summer 1993 campaign, New York, November 12, 1992
The Comforts Portfolio, #04: A Fable in 24 Episodes, Montauk, New York, August 1995