The Art of Fashion – Patrick Remy has released a new book, in which he brings together, the best and most beautiful fashion photographes from the last ten years. 28 Artists from twelve different countries, show how fashion can be art. The book is described as a treasure-case of style, innvovation, and beautiful pictures. Look below at the comments from the author himself.
Patrick Remy: “This series represents the future of fashion photography, as it moves towards film. With more and more fashion websites, the industry needs both static and moving images, this video also became a paper editorial using the stills. In the future – and this has already started – photographers will work between film and stills, which is only natural – it’s the same digital file.”
Patrick Remy: “I have published all Guido’s books, but this editorial still fascinates me. Aesthetically of course, but also the humorous – even sarcastic – visual joke on the fashion industry. All he has done is to superpose two campaigns from 2004. The comment is that they’re all the same, but who’s copying who? With this level of uniformity, we could have made the series 10 years later with the same campaigns and the result would have been the identical.”
Patrick Remy: Valérie Belin is a red thread through the book, with three examples of her work included. She’s an artist who has already exhibited in art galleries and museums, and whose work frequently picks up fashion codes, often a lot better than professional fashion photographers. The Black Eyed Susan series has stayed with me, at the beginning I told her she was making wallpaper, I loved its kitschness and very different way of writing images. Photography is evolving, the way we write with images and light is changing very quickly with the advent of digital technology. Fashion photographers are the biggest users of this new creative freedom, which is what gave me the idea for the book.”
Patrick Remy: “Arnaud Lajeunie is one of the young photographers who I see regularly in the office, they come to shyly present their work. I liked his book immediately, he had few images, but what he did have was incredibly powerful and created with a great deal of enthusiasm. I’ve followed his work ever since and I am always pleasantly surprised. He has a way of writing with images that is all his own, especially in this series – he sometimes disregards conventions completely and it’s all for the better. I predict a great career, as he has the eye and especially the force of character you need to be one of the top 10 fashion photographers. I’m taking bets!”
Patrick Remy: “Every time I see his pictures in magazines, I love it. His women are sublime, the light is always incredible, everything is always just right. With this image, he’s playing with provocation, in an elegant and – yes – glamorous manner. Even with a black eye – and, I would imagine – in a bath full of cold water, Cindy Crawford is sublime.”
More photos at Vogue.fr