Photographers have historically been instrumental in giving visual form for expressing and creating the allure of great fashion. Some of the prominent names in the history of the medium have worked in collaboration with designers, models and fashion houses to present often dreamlike narratives in which the viewers feel they are brought into an elevated world where culture, desire and refinement are idealized.
The photographers featured in this exhibition entitled A Fashionable Collaborations and on view at Holden Luntz gallery in Palm Beach, Florida, are Albert Watson, Brian Duffy, Arthur Elgort, Horst. P Horst, Frank Horvat, Jim Lee, Cathleen Naundorf, and Kimiko Yoshida. Each of these photographers have developed different strategies to construct extraordinary images that are both unique artistic statements as well as methods to showcase great fashion designs. More importantly, none of these photographers work in isolation – they are reliant on physical products that were produced for commerce by creative designers. How these photographers place their own unique imprint onto their collective bodies of work are always original and vary from artist to artist. This show acknowledges an “auteur” theory of fashion photography in which all the photographers have made important contributions to the world of fashion photography.
In a Fashionable Collaborations, photographs have been selected that are often constructed with art historical references. Even though these photographers never lose their individual voices or their creative search for effective and artistic image making, they fully acknowledge the collaborative process of finding inspiration and references from the larger world of culture and design.
Holden Luntz Gallery
332 Worth Ave Palm Beach, FL 33480 USA
November 18, 2017 to December 16, 2017