In his latest book, the American fashion photographer Arthur Elgort presents photographs of women that he has taken throughout his career, in homage to their power, their beauty, their joy, and their strength. Depicting a variety of subjects, from young ballerinas at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in St. Petersburg to snapshots of fashion’s most influential women, this collection portrays many aspects of femininity across generations. Designed in the style of his classic 1994 book Arthur Elgort’s Models Manual (by the same designer, Steve Hiett), and printed on sumptuous matte paper, this book combines text and photographs in one seamless flow, deploying a rich range of color with graphic snap. Featured here are idols such as supermodels Gia Carangi, Cindy Crawford, Karen Elson, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, and legendary editors such as Franca Sozzani, the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, and Polly Allen Mellen, a former editor at Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Allure. The book was designed by Steve Hiett who left us a few days ago.
Arthur Elgort (born 1940) studied painting at Hunter College but quickly transitioned to photography, finding painting too slow and solitary. Elgort attributes much of his spontaneous and liberated style to his lifelong love of music and dance, especially jazz and ballet. In his long career, he has worked on many major advertising campaigns, including for Chanel, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent, shot countless fashion spreads and published several books; his most recent publication is Jazz (2018).
Arthur Elgort: I Love…
Designed by Steve Hiett
Published by Damiani
Paper, 6.25 x 8.25 in. / 208 pgs / illustrated throughout
ISBN 9788862086738 / $45 US
Arthur Elgort: I Love…, Limited Edition
This limited edition of 30 copies is signed and numbered by Arthur Elgort and comes with a gelatin silver print measuring 14 x 11 inches, titled Gia Carangi, Fire Island, 1980.
Published by Damiani
Slip, paper, 6.25 x 8.25 in. / 208 pgs / illustrated throughout
ISBN 9788862086745 / $850 US
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