“Best of the Best” 系列文章: Richard Avedon

「影像唤醒了我心中始终存在的那个小孩 … 而它也试图去证明自己。事实上,摄影似乎不被大众认为是一种艺术,而是被归为技术 … 这句话已经深深的影响每个的摄影师。」– Richard Avedon

Richard Avedon ( May 15, 1923 – October 1, 2004 )

Richard Avedon,一位纽约出生的摄影师,专长黑白时尚摄影与人像摄影。不像其它的摄影大师, Avedon 并未完成他的学业,并在 17 岁那年放弃了正式教育,前往 US Merchant Marine 替一对摄影师夫妇工作,担任助手兼伙伴。在那段日子裡,他常拿着他的 Rolleiflex 双镜头相机(爸爸送他的礼物)替每一位船员拍摄识别人像照,随着时间过去,还拍下沉船的那一刻。

在增长了摄影知识与技术后,很快地 Avedon 成立了一间属于自己的工作室,替 Harper’s Bazaar 和 Vogue 杂志拍摄作品-也立即成为这些杂志的着名摄影师。逐渐发展了属于自己的风格后,作品中显而易见地充满着迷人动态。

Richard Avedon’s Self-Portrait in Triptych via imagesetc

Avedon 持续拍摄出自我风格的时尚摄影,成功打造属于自己的口碑。脸部的线条、姿势与物品的清晰度是他非常在意的部分。根据他所说的 :「我所拍摄的作品并不追寻表面以下的其他意义,我只深信其表面以上。一个好的作品总是充满线索细节。但每当我专注于美丽脸庞一个单一特点时,就会感觉自己似乎遗失了什么 … 总被这些照片中模特儿散发出的美丽气质诱惑。」

他所拍摄的充满光辉的影像皆来自于他那禁闭的白色工作室,工作室内放置了精心控制的灯光,而这也是与模特儿相处合作的地方。 下面是他所拍摄的 black-and-white-yet-alluring-and-vivid 黑白杰作,完整封装了时尚摄影世界。

Elise Daniels, Turban by Paulette, Pré-Catelan, Paris, August 1948 © Richard Avedon via TIME
Shoe by Perugia, Place du Trocadéro, Paris, August 1948 © Richard Avedon via TIME
Dorian Leigh, Dress by Piguet, Helena Rubenstein’s apartment, Ile St. Louis, Paris, August 1949 © Richard Avedon via TIME
Dovima with Elephants, Dress by Dior, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris, August 1955 © Richard Avedon via TIME
Suzy Parker with Robin Tattersall, Dress by Dior, Place de la Concorde, Paris, August 1956 © Richard Avedon via TIME
Audrey Hepburn, With Art Buchwald with Simone, Frederick Eberstadt, Barbara Mullen and Dr. Regina, Maxim’s, Paris, July 1959 © Richard Avedon via TIME
Antonella Agnelli, Hair by Kenneth, New York, January 1961 © Richard Avedon via TIME
Naty Abascal and Ana-Maria Abascal with Helio Guerreiro, bathing suit by Brigance, Ibiza, Spain, September 1964 © Richard Avedon via TIME
Audrey Hepburn, New York, January 1967 © Richard Avedon via TIME
Veruschka, Dress by Kimberly, New York, January 1967 © Richard Avedon via TIME
Penelope Tree, Dress by Cardin, Paris, January 1968 © Richard Avedon via TIME
Penelope Tree, Suit by Ungaro, Paris, January 1968 © Richard Avedon via TIME
Stephanie Seymour, Dress and shoes by Chanel, Paris, September 1994 © Richard Avedon via TIME

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