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Guy Bourdin


PhotoUtopia Intro: Like Newton, Bourdin’s images are bold, stylised and graphic; there is a more than a passing sense of objectification about the manner in which his models are displayed; but there is also a brilliance; Like Lee Miller and Berenice Abbott, Bourdin was a protégée of Man Ray. Reputedly not a pleasant man, Bourdin non the less produced work that many still admire. Shooting in a age before digital manipulation, his saturated images feel contemporary even two decades after his death.

Wikipedia*Guy Louis Bourdin (December 2, 1928 in Paris – March 29, 1991 in Paris), born Guy Louis Banarès, was a French fashion photographer.
Bourdin was one of the best known photographers of fashion and advertising of the second half of the 20th century. He shared Helmut Newton's taste for controversy and stylization, but Bourdin's formal daring and the narrative power of his images exceeded the bounds of conventional advertising photography. Shattering expectations and questioning boundaries, he set the stage for a new kind of fashion photography.[1] Bourdin worked for Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, and shot ad campaigns for Chanel, Issey Miyake, Emanuel Ungaro, Gianni Versace, Loewe, Pentax and Bloomingdale's.

Official Site: http://www.guybourdin.org/
Other link: Vogue
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