“…On a rainy day, in the morning light, I look back at all these photos I have accumulated-moments of awakening, split seconds, a slow motion rough cut from a film, which I have been living by proxy, more from outside than inside… Is it dreams that my photographs are about? Or even better, are they hallucinations?”
Comme Des Garçons by Sarah Moon
Comme Des Garçons a/w 2012, 10 Magazine
Sarah Moon made her name in haute couture fashion photography with luxurious and mysterious compositions. This volume brings together that work with her other images in an exciting first retrospective. In the fashion work, her models are studious and disengaged, often turned away or intentionally blurred themselves transformed to a compositional element. Images of animals, portraits, still lifes, and wonderful landscapes both rural and urban fill out her oeuvre. In her black-and-white images, Moon (also a filmmaker) masterfully tends the edges of darkness where the merest hints of light create detail, texture, and form. Her tasty color work is highly saturated and grainy. Innovative, witty, and seductive, Moon’s photographs draw the viewer into a dream world, at once soothing and vaguely troubled like the opening of a storm. Everything a great art book should be, this volume makes apparent Moon’s original contribution to photography over the last 30 years. The book may be of special interest to clothing design/fashion collections..
ISBN-10: 1892041464 / ISBN-13: 978-1892041463
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Sarah Moon is a contemporary photographer of international renown. A former model, she has taken award-winning photos for such magazines as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar and Nova. The images she has created for several brands, among them Chanel, Comme des Garçons and Cacharel, all share her poetic sense of place and personality. This publication, which includes an example of Moons cinematic work on a DVD, is a personal memoir in pictures, evoking her life, friends and fantasies. Distinguished writers Dominique Eddé, Ilona Suschitsky, Magali Jauffret, Alain Fleischer and Robert Delpire provide commentaries on her work in still and cinema photography, drawing out her thoughts on colour, contemporaries, influences and, in her own words, her unique approach to her subject. This is an unparalleled celebration of the vision of a gifted and individual photographer.
ISBN-10: 050028783X / ISBN-13: 978-0500287835
“Very often I say to myself: I would like to make a photo where nothing happens. But in order to eliminate, there has to be something to begin with. For nothing to happen, something has to happen first”.