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.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Back from a break...

Hi. I have sort of taken a break from blogging these past couple of months. There was too much happening in my head, if not my life. Will be back soon with posts and updates. Have had to do some serious soul searching and need to make some life-defining changes. I have lost a lot in these past couple of years and am in the process of rebuilding my life and giving it meaning.

Do get ready for some interesting reviews and updates from my world. I intend to make Shotcouture all about fashion and lifestyle from my part of the world. So get ready for some new designers, models, photogs, as well as restaurant and movie reviews.