Even though my schooling is in Art Photography, I must say, – art really bores me, in general, that is.
Whenever I go to a exhibition, I think; this will be the one, the one show I will come out in the end thinking I am glad I went. But, you know what? I never do. Until this one. This is to me to purest form of art (I guess I provoked a lot of art connoisseurs and haters of the fashion world now, but bare with me here).
When I saw the announcement of this exhibition in the danish magazine IN (my favourite danish mag), I literately clapped my hands! Not because it was Vogue pictures or because it was fashion, but due to a photoshoot by Mario Testino I saw in Vogue UK September fashion issue in 2011 that blew my mind (check out his vast archive over a 20 year collaboration with the magazine here).
This was one of those shoots where fashion imitates art – in this case Dutch art, but in my opinion, does it so much better than the painted pictures they are imitating!
Photographers portrayed were Annie Leibovitz, Horst P Horst, Emma Summerton, Tim Walker, Cecil Beaton, Nick Knight and of course Peter Lindbergh (the godfather of fashion art photography), to name some of the impressive line of photographers.
A celebration of the artfulness of fashion photography!