There’s an exhibition on at Manchester Art Gallery showcasing some of the greatest photography in the world, called 100 Years in Vogue.
If you like photography – you’ll love it.
If you like fashion – you’ll love it.
If you’re an art director – you’ll love it.
If you’re a graphic designer – you’ll love it.
If you’re a fashion designer – you’ll love it.
If you’re a textile designer – you’ll love it.
If you’re a magazine/layout designer – you’ll love it.
If you’re an illustrator – you’ll love it.
If you like art – you’ll love it.
I’m not really into fashion, (no shit, Sherlock), so I guess it appealed to the art director in me.
“The exhibition brings together vintage prints from the early twentieth century, ground-breaking photographs from renowned fashion shoots, unpublished work and original magazines. Images by leading twentieth-century photographers, including Cecil Beaton, Lee Miller, Irving Penn and Snowdon will feature alongside more recent work by David Bailey, Corinne Day, Patrick Demarchelier, Nick Knight, Herb Ritts and Mario Testino.”
But you’d best get your skates on, it finishes on the 30th October!
(Oh, and it’s free in.)
My goodness, where to begin?
There are so many brilliant photographers that I could probably fill all 365 things to be grateful for with them alone.
I’ve had the privilege of working with some outstanding photographers during my 30 long years in the ad industry. Most of whom were artists in their own right. I’m not going to feature them here just in case I forget someone and invoke their ire.
Instead, I’m going to show some of the photographers whose work has inspired me over the years. Certainly not an exhaustive list. Hope you like them. Feel free to make your own suggestion.
We could argue the toss as to what makes a great photograph – composition, light, concept. But what I feel a great photo should do is tell a story or ask questions of the viewer.
Horst P. Horst
There are always more photographers who spring to mind as soon as one clicks the ‘publish’ button. Here are a couple who slipped through the net…
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