Guy Bourdin – Photofile
Thames & Hudson, 2008
Softcover, 144 pages, English
The classic Photofile series brings together the best work of the world’s greatest photographers in an attractive format and at a reasonable price.Handsome and collectible, the books each contain color and/or duotone reproductions, plus a critical introduction and a bibliography. Guy Bourdin was a fashion photographer whose talent and strength of vision were apparent even in his earliest works.
He shared Helmut Newton’s taste for controversy and stylization, but Bourdin’s formal daring and the narrative power of his images exceeded the bounds of conventional advertising photography. Shattering expectations and questioning boundaries, he set the stage for a new kind of fashion photography. 65 photographs in color and duotone.