Thursday, October 18, 2012

Contemporary Beauty

Legendary photographer Patrick Demarchelier teams up with his son Victor to produce a series of black and white portraits, depicting their vision of "What's Contemporary" in collaboration with models.com. The father/son duo selected six of the current generation's leading models; Liu Wen, Constance Jablonski, Frida Gustavsson, Sigrid Agren, Jac Jagaciak and Toni Garrn for the paired back, mostly nude shots. Generally as a rule, I shy away from featuring nudity on Inoubliable Model Army for fear of attracting undesirable attention. I have made an exception with these images because I have been an avid follower of Demarchelier's photography for almost three decades and because to my eye, in spite of the model's state of undress, there is nothing salacious or compromising about the photographer's depiction of their subjects. When quizzed by models.com about the choice of nudity for the series, Patrick Demarchelier explains "I wanted to have the girls express themselves and not have the clothes take over." Victor Demarchelier adds, "We wanted the focus to be on our idea of beauty." The timeless, classic quality of the images is enhanced by minimal hair, make-up and styling with the key focus being trained on the model's natural beauty. Victor Demarchelier sums up his take on the contemporary yet timeless nature of the images by stating simply, "A beautiful girl shot in a beautiful light never gets old."

Frida Gustavsson
Photographer - Patrick & Victor Demarchelier
Source - models.com

Jac Jagaciak
Photographer - Patrick & Victor Demarchelier
Source - models.com

Sigrid Agren
Photographer - Patrick & Victor Demarchelier
Source - models.com

Liu Wen
Photographer - Patrick & Victor Demarchelier
Source - models.com

Toni Garrn
Photographer - Patrick & Victor Demarchelier
Source - models.com

Constance Jablonski
Photographer - Patrick & Victor Demarchelier
Source - models.com

Jac Jagaciak
Photographer - Patrick & Victor Demarchelier
Source - models.com

Toni Garrn
Photographer - Patrick & Victor Demarchelier
Source - models.com

Frida Gustavsson
Photographer - Patrick & Victor Demarchelier
Source - models.com

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