A fashion photograph is, simply, a photograph made specifically to show (or, in some cases, to allude to) clothing or accessories, usually with the intent of documenting or selling the fashion. Photographs of fashionable dress, in existence since the invention of photography in 1839, are not fashion photography.
Guy Bourdin has an extraordinary cult following within the field of fashion photography, expanded by the 2003 retrospective of his work at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
Richard Avedon was one of the most important and prolific photographers of the second half of the twentieth century, and in the eyes of many photography and fashion specialists, he was the most important fashion photographer of all time.
French-born fashion and portrait photographer Patrick Demarchelier has become a legend in his own time . . . and in many lands. His ad and celebrity images are recognizable at once for their casual, realistic, and playful qualities, hallmarks of a style he developed in the late 1960s.
For the third consecutive year, Montreal Film, Photo and Video Support Services has two operational headquarters: In the sunny Caribbean and in snowy Quebec.