Fashion and Photography lovers, there’s an exhibition currently at La Maison Européenne de la Photography to not miss!
Herb Ritts “en Pleine Lumière.” As the name of this exhibition, Herb Ritts reveals through this beautiful exhibition his work with the light. I knew his photos taken in the 90s with top models like Naomi, Christy, Cindy and Stephanie but I had not gone further. It’s by discovering this exhibition (retrospective) that I realized what is special about his work. Herb Ritts who was from California, was a light lover (intense when the sun is at its zenith), the sea and the great outdoors, with the horizon of sight. This is why we find very often these elements in his photographs. The bodies are smooth, muscular, sublimated by light strings. Herb Ritts photographed the world as we would like it to be: handsome! The study of the body, attention to detail, the game of composition and materials, as these drops of water and sand grains powdering the body of a female figure (probably my favorite photo of the exhibition!), Everything is in the detail, subtlety and rendering the atmosphere.
And even if from a point of view quite personal, I preferred the first part of the exhibition about fashion, (the second portion is with the actors / actresses in Hollywood), this exhibition is to my mind not only a tribute to the photographer Herb Ritts but also a wonderful example of the complexity of the photographic gesture, its value and its history.
= ^ .. ^ = Oh, and for the pleasure, at the end of the post, I added a few video clips that realized Herb Ritts in the 90s and that we all know 😉
5/7 Rue de Fourcy – 75004 Paris
Jusqu’au 30 Octobre 2016
Photos de l'exposition prises avec mon Iphone 6.
Autres photos, crédit: Herb Ritts Fondation