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Lingerie shoot for Vogue Paris

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

Sam did a lingerie shoot for Vogue Paris in 2002 (and later reprinted in Vogue Australia), which for some reason was rediscovered by a flurry of fashion blogs this week. A couple of images from this shoot appear in Sam's last book, Fashion Etcetera. Since the images are enjoying a burst of popularity I thought it as good a reason as any to give them another airing.

I am including here some of the images which didn't make it into the original article and a selection of those that did. Some shots are low res scans from the original magazine which is not in my possession and some are jpegs made from the Fashion Etcetera production files. The variation in quality is, I think, an acceptable trade off against the interest of showing the images together.

[Ludwig]


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Sam on French Breakfast TV

Thursday, March 18th, 2010

A very charming team from the French breakfast TV show 'Tele Matin' interviewed Sam while we were hanging the show at Milk Gallery. The video they made aired twice, once in October 2009 and again in December 2009. The show's co-anchor Isabelle Chalençon is seen below wearing her Sam Haskins T-shirt while presenting the story.

This video along with others made by CNN and The New York Times form a precious record. They are the last recordings of Sam's voice prior to his stroke which happened just days after this footage was shot. The bruise clearly visible on his right cheek is as a result of a fall he took in Korea on his way to New York. Despite being in constant pain from a tripod fracture of his cheekbone, he kept to his schedule and met all his commitments to the press and the sponsor, Tommy Hilfiger.

France always had a special place in Sam's heart. Not just because from the moment his first book 'Five Girls' was published, the French warmly embraced his work and awarded his second book 'Cowboy Kate' with the coveted Prix Nadar but mainly because collectively the French seemed to be looking at the photography more than the nudity. Sam's work also appeared on two covers of French PHOTO. He had many fond memories of his trips to the city of light, starting in 1950 when he first travelled to the French capital as a student based in London through to presenting his slide show on the first level of the Eiffel Tower in the 80s and shooting for French Vogue in his late seventies.

Some of Sam's greatest contemporary colleague/heroes were also based in Paris; Guy Bourdin and Jean-Loup Sieff. Although Sam contributed to a book published by Sieff featuring the portraits and quotes of other photographers, and they certainly were an influence on one another, they sadly never met.

On this occasion, Paris came to Sam in New York and not only Paris, in five hectic days before the show he was interviewed by journalists from a dozen different countries and the book/exhibition was covered by over 100 magazines in 25 countries. The last interview was on Friday morning and the following morning, September 19th 2009, Sam had the tragic stroke that precipitated a rapid decline that led to his death two months later at home in Australia.

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[posted by Ludwig]

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Salon des Refusés – part 4

Sunday, August 23rd, 2009

In the course of producing my new book 'Fashion Etcetera' we ended up with a long short list, retouching and rejecting a volume of images almost equal to those that made it into the final book which contains 177 colour images and 114 black and whites.

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This is the fourth post in a blog series featuring shots that hit the cutting room floor. Other photographs in this series can be seen here:

Salon des Refusés - part 1

Salon des Refusés - part 2

Salon des Refusés - part 3

FASHION ETECETERA will be launched in September with an exhibition at Milk Gallery in New York. The project is a partnership with the Tommy Hilfiger group who have exclusive 3rd party rights to market, distribute and sell a special edition of the book and are sole sponsors of the exhibition.

A PDF of the standard edition French Fold jacket can be viewed here. A PDF of the special edition cover to be sold in Tommy Hilfiger stores can be viewed here

For clarification of the two editions of FASHION ETCETERA please see the 'Two Editions' post on this blog.

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