Friday, July 22, 2011

Fashion Superstars - Steven Meisel

Steven Meisel is without doubt, one of the most influential fashion photographers of our times. Shooting explosive and emotional works for the very best in the world of fashion, his work features regularly in both US and Italian Vogue, and lately W (also published by Condé Nast).
Even at a young age, Meisel drew women all the time. He used to turn to magazines like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar as sources of inspiration for his drawings. At 12 years old he asked some girlfriends to call model agencies and, by pretending to be secretaries of Richard Avedon, to get pictures of the models. To meet famous model Twiggy, the 12-year-old Meisel stood outside waiting for her at Melvin Sokolsky's studio.
By juxtaposing fashion and politics and/or social standards, Meisel creates controversial and stunning layouts. Fashion’s superstar photographer is the force behind some of the most press-stirring fashion editorials in the past years. Here are some of his works from some well-known shoots.






31 comments:

Cafe Fashionista said...

Meisel's work is always so incredible - j'adore these photographs! :)

Tights Lover said...

What an enterprising young kid he was. I love the photos!

Bonnie said...

I love his pictures. I stalk them randomly during the day, sometimes. They are so artsy!

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My Republic of Fashion said...

He is one of my favourite photographers. He always manages to make a picture look fabulous! :)SarahD

Venus In Virgo said...

Love him! I have always admired his photography, he's one of the best. Hey you can win a Hold Me bag if you check out my blog. Happy weekend XOXO

dressingup-everyday said...

A great work, totally out of the ordinary, I think tha's art.

yiqin; said...

hes amazing

Audrey Allure said...

Such stunning photos!

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i really like these images--steven meisel knows his stuff!

Syrious said...

wow i totally love these pics!!!
it's a great photographer!!!
xoxo
Syriously in Fashion

Courtney Erin said...

Great feature - he's so talented!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Angelica Ng said...

Definitely one of the best photographers. I respect and admire talent when I see it.

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Venus In Virgo said...

Hey! I'm glad your going to participate in my giveaway challenge! I can't wait to see the photo you send.Good Luck XOXO

Kavery said...

He is incredibly talented. In that last shot I don't know how the model kept that pose long enough to be photographed.

Taj Acosta said...

Yes he is really fabulous, I don't think photographers get the credit they deserve, he is definitely working in the realm of his passion! xo

Bahar Karaoglan said...

Meisel is really great,
good selection!

Greetings, Bahar

Rachel {Da Paura ♥} said...

Wow! These photos are so bold and vibrant... so amazing! I'm happy to have learned more about him, so incredibly intriguing his story is.

xo
Rachel

THE ALTERNATIVE WIFE said...

He's such a legend as has always been one of my favorites :)

jamie-lee said...

Wow I love these shoes, got he is an amazing photog

Daria said...

He's great! Fabulous photos :)

xxx
Daria

Closet Fashionista said...

Ooh these are pretty cool! :)
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Couture Carrie said...

Love his work!
Gorgeous post, darling!

xoxox,
CC

SabinePsynopsis said...

What I love about his work is that he pushes boundaries... like lately in a shot for Vogue Italia which looked incredibly grungy and haphazard. Only when you looked closer you could see the thought and work that had gone into the pictures. He's very inspiring!

Pop Champagne said...

the under water shot is beautiful! he is soo talented

Anna of IHOD said...

Pratistha,
Thank you so much for your sweet comment. I hope you are enjoying the summer months....or is it winter?

This photographer uses space incredibly well!

V A N E S S A said...

Wow! the pictures are awesome. Nice post.

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Haute World said...

I love his works. It's never just about fashion but there's always some kind of social commentary involved. And you can tell that he's wanting to say something.

Fashion Cappuccino said...

I think his photos can be quite controversial sometimes and although I'm a huge fan, I don't always like his ideas. xoxoxoo

fashion bucket. said...

i absolutely love the mud ones - this is such an incredible idea that juxtaposes the object being photographed (fashion) -fb X

Sick by Trend said...

The Steven Meisel work is like a dream.. love all the pictures!!!

xx

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Venus In Virgo said...

Hey!
I just wanted to remind you that you have 5 days left to submit a photo for the giveaway. I'm making sure everyone has a chance to send in the photo on time to win the Hold me bag. XOXO