Miles Aldridge. Homeworks #3, 2008. Lambda print
Peggy Sirota. Ben, Culver City, 2003. Inkjet print
Marc Hom. Angelina Jolie, Los Angeles, 2007. C-Print
Tony Duran. Brad Pitt, Bel Air, 2002. Inkjet print on Baryt
Jan Welters. Tetyana, Paris, June 2006. Pigment print on Ilford Galerie Gold Fibre Silk
Nathaniel Goldberg. Untitled, 2007. Silver gelatin print
Dan Martensen. Erin in the Mirror, Los Angeles, 2005. Inkjet print
Daniel Riera. From the series "City Suits", New York, 2009. Giclée print
Tony Duran. Sharon Stone, Bel Air, 2005. Inkjet print on Baryt
Martin Schoeller. George Clooney, Cannes, 2007. Digital C-Print
Paola Kudacki. Hollywood temptation, Amber Valetta, February 2008. Pigment print on Ilford Exhibition Fiber Silk
Vincent Peters. Vincent Cassel, Paris, 2004. Inkjet print
Through their cameras they see the most beautiful women: the world’s top fashion photographers. But how do they personally relate to beauty? What is the inspiring driver behind the idealised image of zeitgeist? What defines the muse‘s power? What is generated beyond the needs of the market or the mandate, what emerges ‚from itself’? The exhibition collects the international elite of Fashion Photography and gives it an artistic-creative scope. Intimate, delicate moments or unusual, unsparing views — this is about much more than the reflection of society’s ideal conceptions, it is about the ‚truth in beauty’ and how it can be realised. And how it is hidden in the visage of the public, which forces the mania for skinniness and youth upon it. A compendium, which guides us into the future of perception.
Camilla Åkrans, Miles Aldridge, Tom Betterton, Jenny Cage, Walter Chin, Liz Collins, Michelangelo di Battista, Horst Diekgerdes, David Drebin, Tony Duran, Arthur Elgort, Nathaniel Goldberg, Torkil Gudnason, Henrik Halvarsson, Pamela Hanson, Steve Hiett, Marc Hom, Paola Kudacki, David LaChapelle, Dan Martensen, Ralph Mecke, Sheila Metzner, Nino Muñoz, Tom Munro, Sheryl Nields, Vincent Peters, Rankin, Satoshi Saikusa, Luis Sanchis, Stephane Sednaoui, Peggy Sirota, Donna Trope, Diego Uchitel, Max Vadukul, Bruce Weber, Jan Welters, Olaf Wipperfuerth, Yelena Yemchuk.
Particularly in recent years, society´s image of the male has undergone major changes. From the Adonis with six pack abs and the metrosexual male up to and including the self-confident, dynamic success type personality whose decisions are nevertheless motivated by passion. The world´s top fashion photographers have played a decisive role in shaping this evolution. What is the inspiring force behind the (idealised) iconographical image of the zeitgeist? What develops beyond the requirements of the market place, what develops ´on its own´? The project gathers the international elite of fashion and portrait photography for the first time, providing it with a creative artistic framework. It shows men from various perspectives, strong, weak, sexy — modern men who reflect more than the social ideal, enabling something from the substance of their being to emerge.
Margarita Broich, Jake Chessum, Liz Collins, Tony Duran, Deborah Feingold, Nathaniel Goldberg, Pamela Hanson, Thomas Hoeffgen, Marc Hom, Hadley Hudson, Matt Jones, Kirchknopf & Grambow, Peter Lindbergh, Roxanne Lowit, Sandor Lubbe, Carlotta Manaigo, Mary Ellen Mark, Mary McCartney, Ralph Mecke, Tom Munro, Sheryl Nields, Vincent Peters, Phil Poynter, Rankin, Daniel Riera, Martin Schoeller, Mark Seliger, Giampaolo Sgura, Peggy Sirota, Alec Soth, Elisabeth Toll, Ellen von Unwerth, Albert Watson, Bruce Weber.