Guy Bourdin for Vogue 1967
We think you'll like
NSFW: Spoke Art and Curator Dasha Matsuura Are Back With Show Exploring Sexuality From the Femme Perspective
Guy Louis Bourdin was a French fashion photographer and perhaps the first photographer to create a complex narrative, then snatch a moment — sensual, provocative, shocking, exotic, surrealistic, sometimes sinister — and simply associate it with a fashion item. The narratives were strange and mysterious, sometimes full of violence, sexuality, and surrealism. Bourdin was influenced by his mentor Man Ray, photographer Edward Weston, the surrealist paintersMagritte and Balthus, and film maker Luis Buñuel. Even though much less well known to the public than his colleague Helmut Newton (also working for Vogue), Bourdin possibly has been more influential on the younger generations of fashion photographers.