I first encountered Denis Piel's work in college while interning in the photography department of American Vogue. Tasked with preparing visual research for upcoming photo shoots (pulling existing images that could be used as references for the photographer and editors), I found time and time again that Denis, during his tenure in the 1980s as one of Condé Nast’s most prominent photographers, had created an image that conceptually embodied whatever theme I was searching for.
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