Tuesday, May 26, 2009

MIRANDA: Fashion Photographer David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle

David LaChapelle is a photographer and video/commercial/film director who works in the fields of fashion, advertising and fine art photography. He is known for his surreal, unique and often humorous style.

He was born in Connecticut, Noth Caroline in 1968. David at the age of 19 studied at the Art Students League and North Carolina School of Arts. He then went to new ork which was where he met Andy Warhol, who offered David his first professional job as a photographer for Interview.

His photographs show blemishless modles and celebrities covered by heavy make-up and lighting.

He has had photographs in magazines worldwide, such as Arena, The New York Time magazine, Rolling Stones, Vogue, The Face, The London Sunday Times and Vanity Fair.


LaChapelle is also known for his groundbreaking use of computer manipulation, futuristic fashion shoots and for placing Hollywood celebrities from Madona, Uma Thurman, Elton John to Drew Barrymore to the X-files’ David Duchovny in wildly imaginative and often compromising erotically charged sttings.

David LaChapelle is a photographer who tends to create his own visionary world. Rather than reproduce what’s already visible.  He has evolved his photography into a idiosyncratic and highly personal combination of reportage and surrealism which can be compared to no other photographer.


Oriel - Fashion Photographer - Horst

(Lucien Lelong, Bijoux Boucheron, 1937)
HORST BOHRMANN (1906 - 1991)
Horst's contribution to Fashion Photography has been one of the most influential and long-lasting of the Twentieth Century.  Between 1931 and 1991, a career spanning 60 years, Horst became legendary for his images of elegance, style and rarified glamour.

(Mademoiselle Zelinsky modelling a Lucien Lelong dress for French Vogue, 1937)
Horst especially used light and shadow to create mystery and atmosphere of the garment he was shooting.
His breakthough came in the December 1931 issue of French Vogue, and soon after (March 1932) in British Vogue.
Horst continued working with Vogue through the 40s, 50s & 60s.  
(The Gibson Girls, Vogue, 1948)

The 70s remains the decade that good, timeless style overlooked, and work for Horst was sparse.  However, Horst's rediscovery by a new group of 1980s style-seeking enthusiasts resulted in increasing commissions.
(Chanel Beauty, 1987)
(Round the Clock I, 1987)

His career may have reached Old Master status when the world's most famous pop goddess, Madonna, created her single Vogue in celebration of the classic fashion photographer.  In the video she posed as a recreation of Horst's most iconic fashion image, a model seen from behind, wearing a partially tied, back-laced corset made by Detolle. 
(Mainbocher Corset, September issue Vogue 1939).

Cien photographer & fashion illustrator

Richard Avedon 

Richard Avedon was born in New York City on the 13th May 1923 and before he died on the 1st October 2004 from a Cerebral Hemorrhage. They say he was a Photograpgher of the human predicament and he was 1 of the 10 best photographers in the world. 

For more than fifty years, Richard Avedon’s portraits have filled the pages of the America's finest magazines. His stark imagery and excellent insight into his subjects characters has made him one of the premier A

merican portrait photographers. 

Kareen Iliya
Iliya's work is usually described as being 'ethereal' and 'mystical'. He wor
ks with water colour and ink paper, often in vibrant colours through which figures and objects seem to 
burst and radiate.
Kareem Iliya was born in Beirut, Lebanon, in 1967. He moved to Texas in 1976 and studied fashion design initially at the University of Texas, Austin, 
USA. Then he continued his studies at the Institute of Fashion Technology, in New York. He graduated in 1990. Kareem is now living in New York, USA. 

Kareem started his fashion career workjing with Giorgio Armani, and from 1992 also freelanced as an illustrator. 

His work has been featured in Mademoiselle, Illustration magazine in Japan, Metropolitan Home, The New Yorker, Visionnaire, W Magazine and Harper's Bazaar. His corporate clients include Bergdorf Goodman, Barney's New York, Kenneth
 Cole Shoes, Catherine Malandrino and Romeo Gigli, New York. 

Iliya has illustrated several books including "Nouvelle Pornography" by Mari
e Nimier, "Slow Hand" by Michele Slung, and "Moetsukiru Made
" written by Kei Yikawa. 
Iliya's work has also appeared on CNN TV show "St
yle with Elsa Klensch" and he has exhibited at the "Art 54" and Se
ed galleries in N
ew York. His work was prominently featured in Nicholas Drake's boo
k "Illustration Today". 

Bronson: The Photographer and The Illustrator

Dear valid and non-valid on lookers,

George Hoyningen-Huene


Born in St Petersburg into an aristocratic family, Baron George Hoyningen-Huene became one of the great exponents of fashion photography of the 20's and 30's. Fleeing from the Russian Revolution, he moved first to London and then in 1920 to Paris where he made several contacts with the local art scene. he began to work as a fashion draftsman, publishing his work in the Harper's Bazzar and Fairchild's Magazine. By 1925, he became the chief photographer for the French Vogue. In 1935, he moved to New York and began working almost exclusively for Harper's Bazzaar. In 1943, he published two picture books, Hellas and Egypt and soon thereafter moved to Hollywood where he became active in the motion picture industry photographing celebrities.


Liselotte Watkins

(1971- )

Liselotte Watkins, born 1971, attended the Art Institute of Dallas and launched her career as an illustrator in New York. Her unique style garnered immediate attention and she landed the prestigious assignment to illustrate Barney’s make-up advertising every Sunday in The New York Times.

Today Liselotte works with many of the biggest clients. Her editorial clients include The New Yorker, Vogue, Elle, Bon and Tush. Among the the commercial clients, one finds H&M, Miu Miu, NK, Net-a-porter, Vagabond, KappAhl, MAC Cosmetics, Sephora, Anna Sui, and Rodebjer. Liselotte is also a highly sought-after set designer. Among her clients in that field are JC, Volvo, Marabou, NK, Bon, Elle, Rodebjer and TV4 .

Liselotte’s style is unmatchable, stunningly original. At the same time her strength is her never-ending restlessness. She never stays complacent, but ceaselessly refines and transforms her style. 

Now she has also started accepting styling and props assignments, and has thereby advanced her visual language. 

Liselotte was based in New York for five years, but today she works out of Milan and Stockholm. She has published two books, ”Watkin’s Heroine” and ”Watkin’s Box of Pin-ups”, which will soon be followed by ”Watkin’s No 1”.


Fashion Photographers + Illustrators - Christopher

THE RiCHARD AVEDON - 1923 to 2004

Richard Avedon first began his photography career in 1942 whilst in the merchant marines taking identification photos of the crewmen with a rolleiflex camera that was a present from his father. In 1944 Avedon returned to be enlisted as a photographer in a department store. He was, after two years back, discovered by Alex Brodovitch, the art director at Harpers Bazaar fashion magazine. At this time he was also producing work for Vouge, Look and numerous other fashion magazines. Richard did not like the conventional shooting methods of fashion photography, he preferred to catch models emotions, a perspective of them smiling, laughing and in action. This gave his photography an individual accent amongst the fashion world.

As Richard's notoriety grew he was given the chance to photograph many celebrities to give his personal edge on their look and view. This boosted his fame and also gave him a greater grip on the fashion photography world. In 1966 Richard Avedon left Harpers Bazaar to become a staff photographer for Vogue. He soon became the lead photographer at Vogue magazine and created most the covers for Vogue from 1973 to 1988.

Avedon also worked on numerous other personal and professional work for example photography of mental ward patients, the civil rights movement, protestors of the vietnam war and the fall of the Berlin Wall. He has achieved very high status amongst the entire photography world community and has received many awards for his photography and life works in the field of photography.

He died in 2004 whilst working on a project On Democracy for the New Yorker, leading up to the 2004 elections. October 1.

References - 


Hiroshi Tanabe, 43 year old Japanese fashion illustrator started his career with clean lines and traditional woodcuts of beautiful designs and drawings. His style quickly matured into finely produced and layered works of art. He is fast becoming a very noticed and praised illustrator, due to his fast advancement and highly skilled designs. Evolving yet keeping the natural and sophisticated drawings that he has always produced.

Tanabe has published 2 books in the illustration field. He divides his time between Japan and New York and his works are publish in The New Yorker, New York Times, British Vogue, Vogue Paris, Harpers Bazaar, Rolling Stone, GQ, Arena, Vibe and the list goes on for fashion magazines to music catalogues to lifestyle and current affairs publications.

He has started using a computer for his illustrations apparently to help him fiddle with colour details and is still involved with the fashion industry and such.

References -

photographer and illustrator

mario testino photographer born 1954 in lima peru

   The eldest of seven children mario was born to an italian father and an irish mother testino attended several universities  in 1976 testino moved permanently to london. he has shot for vogue, v, gucci and vanity fair he has photographed many celebrities such as diana princess of wales and her son's and many actresses like kim basinger, cameron dias gwyneth julia roberts and performers like janet jackson and modona  

  jordi labanda  illustrator 

jordi was born in mercedes graguay and has lived in barcelona from the age of 3. he studied design industry and begun work as a commercial illustrator in 1993 he worked for many articales such as new york times vogue us, vogue Italy  and some major corporations like american express pepsi manga films, target    

Fashion Illustrator...Photographer.

Hiroshi Tananbe (fashion illustrator)
Hiroshi Tanabe is an indisputable master of the two-dimentional plane. The 33-year-old illustrator's faceless, attenuated, often off-register depictions of women dressed in everything from Lang to Lagerfeld are known by fashionistas and savvy art directors in both his native Tokyo and his adopted home of New York. 
Tanabe's editorial illustrations, which have been featured regularly in The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Jane, are a seamless blend of East and West, past and present, low and high. Flat plan
es of color reference traditional Japanese 
woodcuts, while details like cellphones, inline skates and headphones place the work firmly in the late-20th century. As flat and still as his figures seem to lie, stand or recline on the page, Tanabe's work is in constant motion. 

The illustrator admits to being in a moment of transition. Moving away from the bubblegum-pop images of Lolita-skirted girls rendered in pastel pinks, blues and yellows that have made him a kind of illustrator rock star in Tokyo, Tanabe is experimenting with moodier, muddier colors.
Tanabe is still very involved in the fashion world, illustrating collections for himself and various Japanese and American publications. But music and architecture also hold interest for him.
Indisputable master of the two-dimensional plane, Horishi Tanabe’s unique fashion illustrations are revered by fashionistas all over the globe. A graduate of the Tama Art College in Japan he developed his unique, individual style early in his career and immediately won applause for its dynamic, off-register, almost 3-D appearance. Tanabe's illustrations have been published in Arena, Vogue, Marie Claire, New York Magazine, the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Visionaire and Wallpaper. His corporate clients have included Ann Taylor, Barneys New York, Redken and Shiseido. In the early 1990s Tanabe studied at Milan’s Accademia Di Brera and was awarded the Brithish Vogue/Sotheby's Cecil Beaton Award for fashion illu
stration in 1994. In 1999 his first book, "Blue Mode", won a gold medal for illustration and design from the Art Director's Club. This book presents a brilliant collection of work by one of the world’s most sought after fashion illustrators.

                   Mario Testino (fashion photographer)
In 1976 Mario Testino came to london and started selling portfolios to wannabe models.
He is best known for his exotically bright ad campaigns and his exquisitely styled photographs of the couture scene.
He has photographed many celebreties and models in his profession. He has shot for Madonna in Versace as
well as photogrpahing Princess Diana for her famous Vanity Fair cover 1997. Actresses he has shot for have been, Kim Basigner, Cameron Diaz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Julia Roberts, Meg Ryan and Catherine Zeta-Jones. Models such as Claudia Schiffer, Gisele Bundchen, Elizabeth Hurley, Kate Moss. Performers like, Janet Jackson and Madonna. Public Figures like Baroness Thatcher.
Whilst now living in London he continues to photograph the British Royal Family as well as contributing to the image development of, Gucci,Burberry,Micheal Kors, Dolce&Gabanna, Estee Lauder, Valentino and Versace.

His most famous works include, his super sexy as campaigns for Gucci, his black and white Burberry posters starring Kate Moss and Freddie Windsor and a shoot for Vogue's Millennium souvenir issue in silver.
He is occasionally besieged by stars like Madonna wanting to comission him for album covers and portrait shoots. He is also in many of the best fashion magazines.