The UK's greatest supermodel Naomi Campbell One of the five original supermodels, Naomi Campbell was born in London and caught her break when she was 15 years old. The runway was her domain as she showcased the collections of top designers, including Chanel, Azzedine Alaia, Christian Dior and Versace. In , she established Fashion For Relief and hosted its first charity fashion show to raise funds for victims of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. Magazine covers and campaigns "Patrick Demarchelier was the one who got me my first 'Vogue' cover. It was French 'Vogue' - I think in '87 or ' I think I was the first black model to be on the cover of French Vogue, which was shocking to me because when I asked them about it, they were like, 'Oh, no.
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Feifei Sun Apr 10, The long and legendary supermodel era of the '90s can be summed up in one gorgeous and distinct photograph: Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles as part of a new exhibition and book on the photographer. Style, on view through Aug. He was very encouraging and would talk to you about a picture first, and slowly get you there to where he wanted. It was always a pleasure working with him. He was a complete gentleman, and I loved every picture he took of me. She would often stay with him when she visited Los Angeles, and the two later traveled together to South Africa, where Ritts captured the first photograph of the supermodel with former South African president Nelson Mandela.
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Ritts himself did not distinguish between his commercial work and his personal projects. In fact, the division between fashion photography and fine art has eroded significantly in the past few decades thanks in part to retrospectives of his work at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston in and at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles in Born and raised in Los Angeles, Ritts took inspiration from his surrounding environs, often shooting on nearby beaches and deserts where the figure could engage with the natural elements. He preferred the strong light of the late-afternoon sun, which produced bold shadows and warm tones that complemented the strength and beauty conveyed in his compositions. Influenced by Man Ray, Edward Weston, and Irving Penn, among others, Ritts had a great ability to synthesize the visual influences of Classical sculpture and Modernist photography into his work, while forging his own unique style, which was distinctly of its time and place.
Jones VI, Los Angeles, right are just two of the iconic photographs that will appear in an exhibition that will also include a selection of athletes and nudes Supermodel Tatjana Patitz posed for Ritts in for this, Tatjana, Veiled Head, Joshua Tree left , while a male model was bound in chains for a nude portrait right With a career that began in the late 's, the California-born Angelino rose to fame with his portraits and editorial shoots of fashion stars and celebrities. Ritts directed his lens at models not just for artistic and editorial purposes like these but also for advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Versace and Chanel The human form: Olympians Greg Louganis and Jackie Joyner-Kersee also posed for the legendary photography who tragically died from AIDS in at age 50 He applied his signature simplicity of composition and strength of form to advertising campaigns for Calvin Klein, Chanel and Gianni Versace among others, that are still instantly recognisable today.