Monday, 18 May 2009
Yesterday I managed to get myself down to the Guy Bourdin 'Unseen' show at The Wapping Project and me oh my, what a show! If you are even remotely interested in the work of this genius, then you have to make sure you get yourself over to the show. The discovery of this work, by possibly the one fashion photographer who influences more of the current A list fashion shooters than any other, could be like that of what the discovery of the Rosetta stone has done for our understanding of ancient Egypt! Bourdin was such a private and closely guarded artist that to discover these hidden treasures, is like finally being able to see where fashion photographers have been going wrong in their loose but literal imitations ever since!