In the early part of the 19th century, a tradition sprang up of European travelers exploring " lost kingdoms" in the Middle East and using the timely invention of the camera to capture these forays into worlds previously unseen
CURRENT READING: THREE HUNDRED AND SEVENTEEN AND COUNTING: COVERS FOR VOGUE ITALIA 1988-2009: STEVEN MEISEL : MALLARD JANVIERSubmitted by Wayne on Tue, 2009-06-02 18:50.
"The freedom that Steven Meisel enjoys on Italian Vogue is exceptional , as is the length of the collaboration and its systematic nature, both unprecedented in the field. A quick look at the covers of US Vogue created by Meisel is enough to convince: one sees the same girls but there is no hint of a story nor shadow of a meaning."
From the intro of " Three Hundred And Seventeen And Counting"
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'You can't be afraid to suffer. If you're afraid to suffer, you'll never be an artist. Editors used to say "Bob, why are you so difficult?" And I'd say "Listen, I'm not just a photographer -you don't understand -I'm an artist who happens to use a camera. You're not dealing with me right, you're talking to me like I'm some photographer. I don't know how to do what you're asking me to do. I only know how to do what I do. You're making me feel stupid and I'd appreciate if you wouldn't do that."
Bob Richardson in Big #14, 1996.
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"The Hiss Squad reports that certain Russian beauty was seen speeding to the set of Vogue Italia to be shot for an Only Girl edit. Saying "certain Russian beauty" opens up just about 172 possibilities , but let's say this one has been in the VI circle before which means we should brace ourselves for a grand return."
TI on April 3rd
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Young photographers on the scene breathe a sigh of relief. There is hope for you yet.