Author(s): Glen Luchford
A visually arresting chronicle of the career of one of the top fashion photographers of a generation. Glen Luchford is a true fashion photographer's photographer. His influential and imaginative style- iconic, elaborately lit, highly cinematic, with extreme narratives-reinvigorated fashion photography in the 1990s and 2000s. This book is a photographic artist's diary documenting the span of Luchford's thirty-three-year career. Presented in the form of one continuous overlapping photographic montage, the book consists of intermixed tear sheets, prints, Polaroids, objects, and ephemera. It includes the young Luchford's first photographs of his U.K. post-punk, new romantic friends in the eighties; the best of his gritty nineties editorials, such as his iconic shoot of Kate Moss for The Face; his polished fashion work and celebrity portraits for publications such as Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, and W; as well as memorable advertising campaigns for Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Chloe, and Calvin Klein.
Glen Luchford's work has been used in advertising campaigns for Prada, Yves Saint Laurent, Levi's, and Calvin Klein, and his portraits of leading cultural figures and fashion editorial work are regularly featured in magazines such as Vogue, Another Magazine, Interview, and W. Luchford has collaborated with the British painter Jenny Saville, and in 2000 he completed a film, Here to Where. His photography has been exhibited at the Victoria and Albert Museum, the Photographers' Gallery, London, and in MoMA in Queens. Bella Freud is a fashion designer with a number of celebrity clients. Freud started working for Vivienne Westwood during the 1980s before setting up her own design company. She consulted for the British fashion company Jaeger during the 1990s and was responsible for the revamp of the fashion house Biba.