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Herb Ritts

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Herb Ritts at Getty Center Los Angeles April 3rd, 2012 - September 2nd, 2012
Posted 5/14/12

For people of a certain age, much of the imagery of photographer Herb Ritts is ubiquitous, if not iconic. From album covers (Madonna, with her head thrown back in rapture on 1986’s True Blue) to music videos (Chris Isaak crooning into a smoky cloud abyss and embracing a mermaid-like, sand-specked Helena Christensen as the waves wash over them in Wicked Game) to celebrity portraiture (k.d. lang in a barber’s chair being mounted by a negligee-clad Cindy Crawford, playing the dom) to countless prin... [more]

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ORLAN, Lillian Bassman, Gilles Bensimon, Erwin Blumenfeld, Guy Bourdin, William Claxton, Chuck Close, Michel Comte, Patrick Demarchelier, Mary Ellen Mark, Greg Gorman, Jean-Paul Goude, Lauren Greenfield, Philippe Halsman, Horst, Lynn Johnson, David LaChapelle, Paul Lange, Robert Maxwell, Nino Muñoz, Leonard Nimoy, Man Ray, Terry Richardson, Herb Ritts, Matthew Rolston, Norman Jean Roy, Martin Schoeller, Andres Serrano, Melvin Sokolsky, Bert Stern, Tyen, Ellen von Unwerth, Albert Watson, Carrie Mae Weems at Annenberg Space for Photography May 21st, 2011 - November 27th, 2011
Posted 6/6/11

A couple of years back, the New Yorker ran a profile of a person who is usually hidden from the public but who perhaps has a wider handle and power on how we see than any artist or optometrist. He is the best in the world, sought after by both artists like Philip-Lorca DiCorcia as well as almost every high profile magazine, and his job is a simple one, to make people look “better,” more beautiful by tweaking the tragedy of the image that was actually captured by the camera. It is Pascal Dangin’s job to ai... [more]

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