Posts Tagged ‘Paris’

Calendar Retrospective

Sunday, July 11th, 2010

The show opened in Paris on Thursday, in the small gallery behind the popular Ofr bookstore in Paris. Ofr is a visual hot-spot for the fashion and photographic crowd. A place to secure anything from the current Japanese Vogue to vintage copies of Twen and the latest photo and fashion books.

The Paris show offers an opportunity, for the first time ever, to view the evolution of Sam's calendar work over three decades from 1971.

Ofr gallery is also presenting a small collection of Sam's prints; rare original signed silver vintages from the sixties (printed and retouched by Sam), contemporary inkjet prints of sixties images and a set of the only limited edition colour work ever printed by Sam.

The show - originally intended to run until August 25th - has been extended to September 5th. Tell your friends and colleagues!





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Yves Saint Laurent

Monday, June 2nd, 2008

The giant of classical/modern French fashion, Yves Saint Laurent, died this weekend. Design anagrams to 'signed' and Saint Laurent put his personal vision and 'signature' on an entire cultural mind set. He led an extraordinary life like many other era defining artists of his big decade - the sixties. The New York Times covered the story of his death (from a brain tumor at 71) with a succinct obituary. The London Telegraph carried a far more passionate celebration of his success.

I loved shooting his clothes - some of which I shot for the last time on models before they went to permanent museum displays. Here are two of my images of YSL's work.

YSL Big Profile

YSL Shoes


Since the post about the death of Yves Saint Laurent a number of important articles have appeared in the press - here are some additional links:

London Independent: Coverage of the funeral at Église Saint-Roch, the church of "artists" in Paris.

New York Magazine: Tributes from other designers, coverage of the funeral and a generous 27 image slide show that includes some very interesting photographs.

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