Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Castle Walls


Behind the scenes of Deborah Turbeville's excellent Spring/Summer 2012 campaign for Valentino.

Judith Thurman wrote a great piece on her in the New Yorker a few months back. Here's an excerpt:
While Deborah Turbeville does not consider herself a fashion photographer—she approaches the genre, she says, “with tongue in cheek”— she has taken some of the most memorable fashion pictures of the past thirty-five years. They have been influenced by filmmakers like Jean Cocteau, Jean Renoir, Alain Resnais and Andrej Tarkovsky who, she says, share her “obsession with style and atmosphere.” They also pay Proustian homage—ironic and nostalgic at the same time—to lost or fading aristocratic worlds. Turbeville and her longtime printer, Jean-Yves Noblet, scanned the negatives and Polaroids that they found “lying in a drawer” into a computer, she explains, with all of their scratches and “scars,” to produce the digital prints in her new book, “The Fashion Pictures,” and in her show at Staley-Wise, in SoHo.
Subscribers can read the full article at newyorker.com and anyone can view a slideshow of select Deborah Turbeville photographs here.

Image from the SS2012 Valentino campaign. See the rest here.

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