New Fashion Photography
This stunningly illustrated book profiles more than 30 artists from around the world through exclusive interviews, commentary, and hundreds of beautiful images. Its subjects are enormously diverse in style and technique. From Nick Knight's paint-soaked portrait of Lady Gaga to the LaRoache Brothers' macabre restyling of Lily Cole, new fashion portraiture is consistently challenging our conventional ideas of beauty by confronting us with the unexpected. Throughout, photographers explore new avenues of thought and practice previously off-limits in the fashion world: Daniel Sannwald and Pierre Debusschere push the boundaries of the experimental avant-garde and articulate the schizophrenia of contemporary media through digital and physical interventions into the image surface; Miles Aldridge and Chadwick Tyler explore dark surrealism and the subconscious; Eugenio Recuenco and Aram Bedrossian absorb themselves in the language of romance, art and cinema; Alice Hawkins and Kourtney Roy create conceptually charged images that explore body image through self-referential and observational satire; Paola Kudacki and Markus + Indrani craft deceptively simple photos of stunning beauty. Each of the photographers profiled here are part of an explosive new artistic moment that is at once redefining notions of beauty and opening up the world of fashion photography to new and thrilling possibilities.