First and foremost I regard myself as a glamour photographer.  The majority of my shoots are themed around glamour photography and I mostly work with glamour models.

Yet I do also enjoy viewing almost all forms of photography.  I love trying my hand at landscapes.  I have something of an affinity with coastal scenes and I have a great appreciation of fashion photography (even though I don’t think I’m particularly good at it myself).

I see in the news that there’s a new photography exhibition opening today at the Edinburgh City Art Centre, which revisits some of fashion’s most beautiful photographs from the past 100 years.  Condé Nast, the publisher of ‘Vogue’, has opened its archives to showcase the work of over 80 of the 20th century’s greatest fashion photographers in the exhibition entitled ‘Coming Into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast.’

The exhibition very much reads like a ‘Who’s Who’ of fashion photography – including photographs from David Bailey, Cecil Beaton, Edwin Blumenfeld, Guy Bourdin, Clifford Coffin, Corinne Day, Horst P Horst, Helmut Newton, Norman Parkinson, Mario Testino, Sølve Sundsbø and Albert Watson.

The exhibition has been compiled by photography and art historian Nathalie Herschdorfer, who was granted access to the Condé Nast photography archives, many of which have been unseen for decades.  “This project is about the history of fashion photography.  It also tells us about how
women were represented and our perception of female beauty,” says the curator.  “This hasn’t changed as much as we might think. Like today’s airbrushed, manipulated images, back in the 1920s the silhouettes were slimmed down, skin improved and noses tweaked. There’s nothing new about striving to create idealised images.”

Coming Into FashionThe accompanying book,  ‘Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast’ by Nathalie Herschdorfer is available on Amazon.

The exhibition runs from 15th June 2013 to 8th September 2013.   See:

I think I might just jump in the car and take a drive up to Edinburgh…

I like to finish most of my blog posts with one of my photographs, so here’s an image of professional fashion model Onya.  Click to enlarge.



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