October 22, 2009

Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin was born in Paris in 1928. He is one of the best known photographers of fashion and advertising but his work excels these boundaries into their own elite category. His images border controvery and style and push the formal boundaries of convential work. Bourdin didn't value his work like we do. In fact he never cared to keep his work and wished that when he died it would all be destroyed. Since most of his work fell into the hands of others, lucky for us, his photographs are circulating the world of imagery.
Paris' store Le Bon Marche will play host to Guy Bourdin, Ses Films, which will reveal never-before-seen footage by the photographer - known for his work with the world's top fashion magazines including Vogue.
The exhibition will revisit his short films, produced between the Sixties and Eighties, and will feature studio shoots, favourite locations and personal moments from his life.