IMAGE MAKER GUY BOURDIN

Morning Style Mongers. Get involved with Assouline's Guy Bourdin Image Maker book (click). Its a completely brillaint thing all round that one can simply trance right out into it. Buy it from the gorgeous scarlet gallery/bar that Assouline have on Piccadilly if you can. My fav' retail experience of 2017 was getting involved with this book. It had me at first rose-pink hued mirror bed spread. Bought three copies on the spot.

Vogue Paris, March 1972.

Vogue Paris, March 1972.

Obvs you know Guys work, but this collection is double special. Almost no men in the tome, but so what. Regardless that this work is pre-photoshop, its ground breaking art direction. His ideas round Polaroid’s and using double page spreads leave instagram looking positively tawdry. Check how the image is the main event even in his advertising, never casting the product as hero. This has still not been thoroughly grasped today. Casting & styling are stories in themselves. Book is rather racey, too.  

Stubbs out.