woensdag 2 april 2014


Steven Meisel had a boyhood fascination with beauty, so we’re not surprised at how his life’s turned out. Born in 1954, and showing early artistic talent, he copied from publications like Vogue, and later attended art school, majoring in fashion illustration.

Meisel is kind of a controversial photographer. He's in the top 10 of Art History's Most Controversial Photographers [NSFW]. Steven Meisel pushes buttons with his with socio-political and couture juxtapositions, like with post-9/11 cop hysteria-themed spread (State of Emergency) and glamour shoot related to the Iraq war, named Make Love, No War. 

And his friend Madonna's infamous Sexbook? Ofcourse he shot that too!

But besides that (or maybe because of that?) he's one of the best photographers in the world. Steven obtained popular acclaim with his work in US and Italian Vogue. He is now considered one of the most successful fashion photographers in the industry, shooting regularly for both US and Italian Vogue, and lately W. 

What are your thoughts about this genius? A provoker or a talented artist?

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