Every once in a while we get a book of which we know it is not going to be a bestseller. Deborah Turbeville’s The Fashion Pictures is such a book. We know you are not going to buy it either, but in fact we think you should. Turbeville (1938, Boston) used to be a fashion editor before she turned to photography. Her pictures are celebrated for their poetic grace and cinematic vision. Also she has been described as the anti-Helmut Newton. Where Newton’s pictures are vital and sexual, Turbeville’s are immobile, surreal and misty. In the book you will find a controversial series she did for Voque alongside campaigns for labels like Yamamoto and Valentino as well as commissions for Chanel. This is what we think: her photos are deceiving to say the least. Coming from 2012 we are looking at photos taken in the 1970s portraying scenery's from the 1890s. That is three time-windows in one picture. Now try to get your brain around that. And we mean that; you should try, because you will enjoy it.
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