Beauty Manifesto and freedom Herb Ritts
"Real art is more durable than the paper on which to print your pictures." Photographer Herb Ritts
13 August 61 ago was born the legendary Herb Ritts, a photographer who combines several aspects: was the director of music videos and image-maker, and if we speak more precisely, it was the culture and mythmaker 1980-90-ies.
Herb Ritts grew up in Los Angeles in a very wealthy family. He graduated from the University of Economics, started working in a furniture store parents, and suddenly became interested in photography. And so seriously that I enrolled in evening courses photo, then offered his work journals, started the communication, but his work is not particularly popular.
Richard Gere 1978.
All changed in case. One day in 1978 at an abandoned gas station he met a handsome young man - begins and then an unknown actor Richard Gere. Ritz noticed something special in the guy and invited him to take some pictures. In these black-and-white photographs by Richard Gere captured in the background of a broken Buick in a white T-shirt, faded jeans, with a cigarette in his mouth and throw back his head with his hands. "I do not remember if I told him to throw back your hands behind your head, or I just recorded the very moment when he reached", - said later Ritz.
The young actor like magazine editors as much as the style in which the pictures were taken. It is these pictures of Richard Gere began to pass into the world of the film industry, and Herb Ritts seriously decided to do photography. Warning!
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Ritz quickly achieves recognition as a master of art and commercial photography. It relieves many famous people, musicians, actors, photos of which then adorn the cover of leading magazines of the fashion world.
Herb photographs Ritz inherent straight lines and strong shape. His work, at first glance, simple, but together with Greek motifs, they have appeal and sensuality. About Ritz say he revolutionized fashion photography and photographs of nudes, turned them into an art form. As in his portraits, nude body Ritz - master of the details. He was convinced that a part, in this case the body is not inferior in expressiveness and compositional structure to the whole. It creates a simple composition highlighted by focusing on the selection of poses, perspective and light.
A Game of Shadows 1985.
"In truth, he was able to everything for which he undertook. And it scared me more: I thought it would be a loser "- once said Shirley Ritz, mother of the photographer. It must be admitted, only what he did not, so it's a loser. Herb Ritts photographs were exhibited at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, and his photo shoot for the Pirelli calendar is recognized as one of the best in history. Perhaps we would have seen more than one work of this talented man, but Herb Ritts died in 2002. According to some close, the cause was pneumonia caused by HIV infection.
Naomi Campbell, 1990
The Madonna 1987
Siindi Crawford 1994
Naked tumbleweed 1986
Jack Nicholson 1986
The girl and a fan
Kim Basinger 1989
Black Sand 1989
"Herb was an excellent man. A little prince. Convincing a man and a dear friend. He was a thin, intelligent, faithful, gentle, funny, forgiving, demanding poteryannnym. He was a rock, professional, arm, artist, lover. A lover of beauty, a connoisseur of beauty, inspiration of beauty. The creator of Beauty "- Richard Gere.