Best of the Best: Richard Avedon

“影像喚醒住在我身體裡的那個小孩 … 他試著去證明自己。事實上,大眾並不認為攝影是一種藝術,而被視為一種技術 … 這幾乎深深影響每一位認真的攝影師。” – Richard Avedon

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

Richard Avedon,一位紐約出生的攝影師,專長黑白時尚攝影與人像攝影。但不像其它的攝影大師,Avedon 並未完成他的學業,並在 17 歲那年放棄了正式教育,前往 US Merchant Marine 替一對攝影師夫婦工作,擔任助手兼夥伴。在那段日子裡,他常拿著他的 Rolleiflex 雙鏡頭相機(爸爸送他的禮物)替每一位船員拍攝識別人像照,隨著時間過去,還拍下沉船的那一刻。

在增長了攝影知識與技術後,很快的,Avedon 成立了一間屬於自己的工作室,替 Harper’s Bazaar 和 Vogue 雜誌拍攝作品 – 也立即成為這些雜誌的著名攝影師。逐漸發展了屬於自己的風格後,作品中顯而易見地充滿著迷人_動態_。

Richard Avedon’s Self-Portrait in Triptych via imagesetc

Avedon 堅持自己的態度,持續拍攝出自我風格的時尚攝影,成功打造屬於自己的口碑。臉部的線條、姿勢與物品的清晰度是他非常在意的部分。根據他所說的 – “我所拍攝的作品並不追尋表面以下的其他意義,我只深信其表面以上。一個好的作品總是充滿線索細節。但每當我專注於美麗臉龐一個單一特點時,就會感覺自己似乎遺失了什麼 … 總被這些照片中模特兒散發出的美麗氣質誘惑。

p<>.他所拍攝充滿光輝的影像皆來自於他那禁閉的白色工作室,一個放置了精心控制的燈光和與模特兒相處合作的地方。 下面是他所拍攝的 black-and-white-yet-alluring-and-vivid 黑白傑作,完整封裝了時尚攝影世界,直到我們現處的現代化時代。現在,準備昏厥吧,女士先生們!

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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