Posts Tagged ‘Surrealism’

Belgian Surrealists and Apples

Tuesday, June 23rd, 2009

Magritte wasn't just a mainstream surrealist, he was also capable of producing images of enormous tenderness and tactile humour. A series of photographs I produced - starting around 1970 - drew inspiration from the Belgian maestro and acted as a framework for my own experiments that were really rooted in pushing the boundaries of technical and visual illustration - with a camera.

I was prompted to post this image from my latest book FASHION ETCETERA, by the announcement of an exhibition in London featuring the work of a 20th century photographer and life adventurer, Marcel Mariën (also Belgian and also a surrealist with a penchant for using apples as subject matter) at the London Gallery Diemar / Noble Photography.

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The thumbnail below shows the image in its book spread, the introduction to the final chapter of FASHION ETCETERA, Apple & Eve.

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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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Winter Blues

Tuesday, January 22nd, 2008

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