Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Guy Bourdin - The mind I would like to have known!

The surreal nature in which Bourdin chooses to capture his women makes them abstract props in his slightly messed up mind. Obsessed with sex, death, red and green Bourdin made sinister yet playful depictions for the fashion industry. Depictions that were narrative to the point of mirroring some made up movie scene. His women flamboyant, powerful yet submissive to his camera, with big 80s hair and rouge lips (when the faces are captured). The big hair and red lips is something I reference in my own work. I always have to have red lips. The ultimate sign of femininity and empowerment - classy and slutty at the same time :)