Guy Bourdin was a french photographer born 1928 and was known for his provocative fashion photographs in the late 1950s and early 1960s.
‘At the heart of Guy Bourdin’s fashion photographs is a confrontation with the very nature of commercial image making. While conventional fashion images make beauty and clothing their central elements, Bourdins photographs offer a radical alternative,’ was a quote from an unknown source about bourdin’s work.
Bourdin grew up through the second world war, when this ended he joined the military and recieved his first photographic training. Bourin was fascinated by surrealism and became Man Ray’s Protege. Bourdin began taking fashion photographs in the mid 1950’s and by 1953 he had his first exhibition. He started working with the fashion magazine vogue and stopped working with the magazine after 32 years in 1987. He has been hailed as one of the greatest fashion photographers of all time nd one of the best known photographers of fashion and advertising of the second half of the 20th century