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American Photo Fashion Special Issue

American Photo Fashion Special Issue Photo Gallery

Something that nobody can deny is the close relation between Fashion and Photography. So it’s not surprising that a well know specialized magazine like AMERICAN PHOTO dedicates a special issue to that topic. As David Schonauer, the Editor in Chief points out the history of fashion and photography are intertwined in a particular of art and commerce.

We all know that Fashion photography (as it is on the shows and videos) it’s about t create a fiction, but as Schonauer writes .. “but like great literature, this type of fiction can give us a glimpse of the real world we might otherwise not notice”

However, knowing that close relation, usually Fashion Photography was considered as disposable, despite the great creations that were published in Magazines like those works of Lillian Bassman (photos 2 to 6), and others. That has been changin lately. Today, the demand of this type of photo has increased in the big auctions of fine art, and recently, on-line Fashion Photography galleries, like http://www.photographerslimitededitions.com/index.html will make this type of images available to a great public, even those that have never been in a gallery…

Great creators and photographers like Mario Testino, Patrick Demarchelier, Inez Van Lamsweerde, Vinoodh Matadin, Nigel Barker etc etc. linked usually with names as Doutzen Kroes, Catherine McNeill, Agyness Deyn (considered as the Top Models for 2008), are or will be related also to the fine arts..

Of course, as happens in literature (and in any art field, but I’m referring to Schonauers’s analogy), still will be masters and average photographers. It’s very common to see in Fashion Magazines and advertising the typical boring photographer that only takes front photos with a ring flash from a over make up model who has to carry 90% of the work (or sometimes, not even that), with a photo retouching to enhance some characteristics and erase mistakes. But among that average works, usually you will find one or several photos that will call your attention, due to their beauty and concept. On those cases, try to get the name of the photographer and save it, and be sure that when looking for the works of this person, you will never be disappointed.

AMERICAN PHOTO Fashion special issue it’s now in the stands, I would suggest you to find it. You will find more fine works there, as well as some very interesting concepts.

And also I suggest you to keep an eye on the Photo Magazines in general. Most of them have galleries and portfolios of photographers that work or have work into the fashion world. And most probably, you will see how the tendency of this rich area of Fashion Photography and Video will be, which is a very important part of Le monde de la mode.

Ultimately, I do recommend you to read.. whatever… just read… that will make you a better person, hehehe

Victoria’s Secret Obsessions Campaign ft. Doutzen Kroes and Adriana Lima

Doutzen Kroes and Adriana Lima are the faces of the new Victoria’s Secret Supermodel Obsessions campaign. Supermodel Obsessions is collection of the must-have items this season. Inspired by the hottest Fall trends, Supermodel Obsessions is the most sophisticated, ultra-feminine collection of lingerie and loungewear. The collection is available at Victoria’s Secret stores.

Doutzen and Adriana unveil the All New Supermodel Obsessions Collection at Victoria’s Secret Store Herald Square on August 26, 2008 in New York City

Various Fashion Magazine Covers including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Numero etc.

Here are some of my favorite Fashion Magazine Covers of 2008.

Elle Germany: Valentina Zalyaeva
Elle France: Doutzen Kroes
Numero: Hilary Rhoda
Vogue Russia: Natalia Vodianova

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Doutzen Kroes Feature


Doutzen Kroes (born January 23, 1985) is a topmodel from the Netherlands.

Kroes was born in the town of Eastermar, the Netherlands. After graduating highschool (HAVO) she sent some snapshots to model agency Paparazzi in Amsterdam. Currently she is signed by DNA Models. Kroes has made the covers of Time, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Numero. She also appears regularly in the Victoria’s Secret catalog and was featured in their fashion show in 2005 and 2006. Kroes has also been in campaigns by Gucci, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Escada, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace and Neiman Marcus.

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Doutzen Kroes Profile

Doutzen Kroes (born January 23, 1985) is a topmodel from the Netherlands.

Kroes was born in the town of Eastermar, the Netherlands. After graduating highschool (HAVO) she sent some snapshots to model agency Paparazzi in Amsterdam. Currently she is signed by DNA Models. Kroes has made the covers of Time, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Numero. She also appears regularly in the Victoria’s Secret catalog and was featured in their fashion show in 2005 and 2006. Kroes has also been in campaigns by Gucci, Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Escada, Dolce & Gabbana, Valentino, Versace and Neiman Marcus.

In 2005, Kroes was selected as Model of The Year on Vogue.com by readers. Kroes was named spokesmodel for the Calvin Klein “Eternity” fragrance campaign in August 2005 and, in April 2006, she signed a three-year contract with L’Oréal Paris. Kroes can currently be seen in the company’s commercials alongside Eva Longoria and Kerry Washington.

In the May 2007 issue of American Vogue, Kroes was featured on the cover with fellow models Hilary Rhoda, Caroline Trentini, Raquel Zimmermann, Sasha Pivovarova, Agyness Deyn, Coco Rocha, Jessica Stam, Chanel Iman, and Lily Donaldson as the new crop of supermodels. Along with several of these new supermodels, she modelled for the 2008 Pirelli Calendar.

In July 2007, earning at an estimated total of $1.5 million in the past 12 months, Forbes named Kroes fourteenth in the list of the World’s 15 Top-Earning Supermodels. In April 2008, she soared to the fifth position, with an estimated income of $6 million.

Kroes also is in the official Frisian provincial campaign for the West Frisian language which is her mother tongue.

In 2006, Omrop Fryslân made a documentary about Kroes. Piter Claus follows Kroes during the fashion week in Milan. The documentary won a NL-Award for best regional documentary.

Biography from Wikipedia

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