Steven Meisel fashion photographer
This is not the place to write biographical tomes about Steven Meisel, such information is better suited to the columns of encyclopedias or as we are in the digital era…to the pages of Wikipeadia…though I do cringe at times about some of the reliability of the contents, but that’s more about my personal hang-up’s.
Steven Meisel is a fashion photographer who is clearly in a league of his own, and due to his heightened abilities as an artist he has become a precious gem which sits firmly on the Royal crown of Vogue.
I just love to look back over past issues of Vogue and admire his creative work. For many years, month by month his work is the light beaming from the fashion lighthouse, glowing across the waters of fashion world. That’s enough poetical rhetoric for now.. but I did fill my fashion scrapbooks with his work and they also became the inspiration for many of my fashion related collages that I create. These now sit on my bedroom wall paying homage to the work of the advertising photographers of Vogue.
Steven will go down in the history books under the category of famous fashion photographers, from now on I will just call them “FFP ‘s”, or I will develop carpal tunnel syndrome before my time!!
I’m not sure whether there is a list of top fashion photographers going around…hang on I will quickly Google it and see what I find….Well, I bet you have guessed, …Wikipaedia has a substantial list, and Steven does have his own page…Steven Meisel American photographer… so take a visit if you wish to do a little background research on his life history…I prefer to look at his work, and these images show the influence of the artist Klimt, you can see distinctly Klimt’s signature design showing through this collection of images.
I don’t know about you, but I can keep coming back to these pictures and each time I find something new . The juxtaposition of the models on the fabric backrounds…the angle of the fabric in relation to each of the models…the body art…colours and patterns ,and of course the finished image, which certainly makes me ask more questions about the message which undoubtably is there trying to communicate to you. It is the underlying story of all images which I find intriguing, it adds to the “folk-lore” which evolves , and sometimes makes an image so mysterious even the academics get on board….Mona Lisa by Leonardo de Vinci, for example. Perhaps I should stop analysing Stevens work and just enjoy the moment, because it just IS.
Bye for now….