- 375 pages
- English language
- Released in October 2017
- W 10 x L 13 x D 1.38 in
- ISBN: 9781614286356
- 9.0 lb
In 1967, Bourdin began a long and successful collaboration of more than fifteen years with the Charles Jourdan shoe company. An avant-garde conceptual photographer, Bourdin established the idea that the product is secondary to the image. Both formally and contextually, Bourdin presented shoes and other fashion products in challenging ways, mainly by using double-page spreads that still resonate today as modern beyond their commercial context.
During this period of patronage from Charles Jourdan, Bourdin’s groundbreaking editorials and advertising photos became famous, earning him campaigns such as the “Sighs and Whispers” Bloomingdale’s catalog, Gianfranco Ferré, Gianni Versace, Loewe, and the Pentax calendar in 1980. In recognition for his groundbreaking work in advertising and fashion photography, Bourdin received the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography in New York City for his 1987 Chanel advertising campaign.
On March 29, 1991, Guy died in Paris, leaving behind his son, Samuel Bourdin. Today, his legacy is celebrated worldwide and his work has been shown in numerous museums, notably the Tate Modern and the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume in Paris, and The Getty in Los Angeles. Guy Bourdin: Image Maker features a rich selection of his iconic images as well as unpublished archival material, revealing never-before-seen Vogue layouts, Polaroids, and paintings.
Between December 1, 2017, and May 13, 2018, the Helmut Newton Foundation in Berlin will present the exhibition Guy Bourdin: Image Maker with Helmut Newton: A Gun for Hire, and Angelo Marino: Another Story. This exhibition introduces works by Bourdin from various publications, both iconic and lesser-known images, alongside his visionary advertising for Charles Jourdan.