Tag Archives: Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin Polaroids

While perusing the shelves in the Helmut Newton Foundation shop in Berlin yesterday I came across a book of Guy Bourdin’s Polaroids. I couldn’t bear to part with the 60 euros so instead here are few examples:

Guy Bourdin Polaroids

Guy Bourdin Polaroids

Guy Bourdin Polaroids

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The consumption of Guy Bourdain

I first was exposed to Guy Bourdain‘s photographs on mass at the excellent exhibition of his work at London’s V & A museum in 2003. This was how they set him up for that exhibition:

At the heart of Guy Bourdin’s fashion photographs is a confrontation with the very nature of commercial image making. While conventional fashion images make beauty and clothing their central elements, Bourdin’s photographs offer a radical alternative.

Guy Bourdin presented fashion as the luxurious embellishment rather than the subject of his photographs. He magnified to centre stage dark fantasies, of lust, consumption and desire.

Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin

Guy Bourdin