Herb Ritts: Djimon with Octopus, Hollywood, 1989

Work / Photography

Celebrating the late, great photographer Herb Ritts

There are some specimens of the human body that must be documented and stared at all day – in a perfectly legal way of course. Luckily for us, photographer Herb Ritts did a lot of that during the 1980s and 1990s. Creating stunning black and white portraits he made beautiful people look like modern Greek statues and it’s what he became famous for – the work he produced cemented him as one of the top fashion, nude and celebrity image-makers of his time. So to celebrate his work and to coincide with the 10th anniversary of his death, The Getty Center in LA is hosting an exhibition of his best photographs which runs until August. Hot stuff!


Herb Ritts: Man with Chain, Los Angeles, 1985


Herb Ritts: Versace Dress, Back View, El Mirage, 1990


Herb Ritts: Bill T. Jones VI, Los Angeles, 1995


Herb Ritts: Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Point Dune, 1987


Herb Ritts: Greg Louganis, Hollywood, 1985


Herb Ritts: Mark Findlay I, Los Angeles, 1990