Saturday, 26 October 2013

PEOPLE | Deborah Turbeville

CREDIT: NY TIMES
Growing up surrounded by fairytales and folklore has tailored my tastes to design, fashion and photography with a certain magical darkness. Such is that of the photography of Deborah Turbeville who sadly passed away on Thursday.

Having been a heavy influence in fashion photography since the early 1970s, her work was famous for depicting haunting, yet romantic and nostalgic scenes. Frequently noted as having changed the direction of fashion photography, her work was produced for many notable names from exquisite Valentino campaigns to all the great glossies.



 
Each image is bursting with a story, a scenario, a range of characters and emotion all composed to ignite the reader’s imagination upon encounter.  As if freezing time or recalling a memory, fashion and famous faces become a mere embellishment to the scenes created. An often melancholy and dramatic theme runs through her work with artistic undertones of strangeness and an overwhelming depth.

Find out more about the late photographer with this entry from the Vogue Encyclopedia and Marek and Associates. Here’s my selection of a few of my favourite images (credited appropriately).

CREDIT: ITALIAN VOGUE
CREDIT: CASA VOGUE
CREDIT: ACNE PAPER
CREDIT: ITALIAN VOGUE
CREDIT: ITALIAN VOGUE

CREDIT: ITALIAN VOGUE