One does not become a legend of photography by chance. Behind unusual shots, is often hidden a peerless personality. Here is the very special destiny of Mario Testino.
Do artistic and commercial photography mix well?
If we believe the official narrative, art and commercial photography are like oil and water: each utterly repellant to the other. The art world turns up its nose at commercial photography for its anti-intellectualism and superficiality; in turn commercial photographers frequently disdain art photography for what they perceive as self-indulgence, pretentiousness, and incomprehensibility.
He was Princess Diana’s personal photographer for years, thus becoming the first Non-British photographer who snaps the Royal family. Today he is considered as one of the most influential and best paid photographers of the fashion world.
Ellen Von Unwerth is the proof that fashion photography is not the prerogative of men. Her pictures lose nothing in comparison to those of her male fellows. Indeed, this former German model-turned-photographer, offers a strong and innovative insight onto fashion. While some might have feared that a woman would look too softly at other women, this is a prejudice that the one we call Von has simply swept away.
Indeed some people with ordinary faces appear as more beautiful on a cliché. The opposite is also true. Some beautiful people lose their beauty in front of the lens.
Why choose photography?
Why not actually.
Photography is like any art, a way to express itself for those who want to speak out, who want to be heard, to be read, but for whom, talking is not enough.
Je suis photographe et jeune réalisatrice.
Mais, j’ai précédemment été mannequin et comédienne. Grâce à ces expériences combinées, mon rapport à l’image a évolué au cours de ces dernières années.
Version française Photographer’s Functions: Fashion without clichés Cartier Bresson said: “A successful photograph, required the alignment of the head, heart, and eye.”. This definition will help us better understand the function of the photographer over decades and trends. Indeed, according to the times and trends, the photographer has favored one of these three organs.
Just like the painting had to survive against the expansion and development of cameras in the last century, the survival of photography as an art is now being threatened.
Let me tell you why I started the Elytiz project: a hub dedicated to professional models and photographers.