Guy Bourdin: Vogue

3 November 2011
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Guy Bourdin’s shoots for Vogue between 1955 and 1987 were complete game-changers for the world of fashion photography. Prior to his arrival on the circuit, magazines were saturated with imagery that marginalized women and associated them predominantly with home-making and their lifelong quest to find a man. Bourdin’s imagery brought a richer narrative to the fashion world, taking clothing and turning it into costumes within surrealist set-pieces, effectively making clothes about escapism and standing apart from the crowd, not just fitting in.

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James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and came back in summer of 2012 to work online and latterly as Print Editor, before leaving in May 2015.

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