Fashion with Character & Character in Fashion, happy birthday Mr. Maisel
“I have a new concept. I call it the “prose portrait.” A prose portrait doesn’t necessarily show you what someone looks like; it’s not a line-for-line reproduction of a face. A prose portrait tells you what the nature of the person is about. When I photographed Magritte, the portrait was made in the nature of Magritte. When I photographed Warhol, the portrait was in the character, the mystery—if there is one—of Warhol. You can’t capture someone, per se. How could you? The subject probably doesn’t even know who he (or she) is. So, for me, a prose portrait is about a person, rather than of a person.”
“The important thing in a photographer is his work, his sincerity, his ability to transcend the documentary to achieve human fulfillment …”
The master of expressive lighting and atmospheric illusion…Not confined to fashion, Horst excelled at portraiture, nude studies, interiors and still life photography, drawing from a wide range of sources from ancient Greek and Roman sculpture to surrealist discourse.
Now in Florida, at The Dali Museum, until Sept 6th. Do not miss it.