Saturday, April 30, 2011

DAVID SEIDNER WAS HERE


St├ęphane Pompougnac - Villa Black feat.Juanita Grande broken wing




COWSLIP YELLOW DUCHESSE SATIN EMPIRE GOWN
DAVID SASSOON FOR BELLVILLE SASSOON

DAVID SEIDNER
HARPER'S & QUEEN  1987



Born in 1957 in Los Angeles, David Seidner started his career as a photographer in Paris; having moved there at the age of seventeen. At nineteen he had his first fashion cover and by twenty-one, his first one-man show at La Remise du Parc in Paris. The following year the young Seidner had a solo show at the Los Angeles Institute of Contemporary Art. He remained based in Paris for most of his career working with Yves Saint Laurent, Harper’s Bazaar, Harper’s & Queen, Vanity Fair and Vogue. 




MIST GREEN SILK TAFETA BALLGOWN  
TATTERS
CHAMPAGNE SILK EVENING SHOES - MANOLO BLAHNIK


DAVID SEIDNER
HARPER'S & QUEEN  1987


Throughout the eighties, his work had a major influence on fashion photography admired for the highly stylized fashion scenes he created inspired by moments in art history.




IVORY, SHELL AND FONDANT PINK DUCHESSE SATIN BODICE - IVORY SATIN SKIRT
CATHERINE WALKER

DAVID SEIDNER
HARPER'S & QUEEN  1987




CHALK GREY DUCHESSE SATIN STRAPLESS BALLGOWN - FONDANT PINK DUCHESSE SATIN BOLERO
DAVID FIELDEN


DAVID SEIDNER
HARPER'S & QUEEN  1987

Seidner’s signature style often used fragmentation and cropping techniques as seen in this portfolio for Harper’s & Queen. The imagery of this session is typical of his work in Paris in late 1986, which is said to have been influenced by the music of John Cage.




SPUN-SUGAR PINK SPOTTED TULLE BALLGOWN -CANDY DUCHESSE SATIN STRAPLESS PEPLUM BODICE
DAVID FIELDEN

DAVID SEIDNER
HARPER'S & QUEEN  1987


Typical of his signature style of this period, the face and body of the model is cut up and collaged together through multiple exposures, reflections in pieces of mirror, or by chemical manipulations in the printing.  Sometimes all of the above.



CHINESE IVORY AND OLD GOLD SATIN DAMASK SHEATH - SWEEPING ASYMMETRIC PEACOCK TRAIN
VICTOR EDELSTEIN

DAVID SEIDNER
1957 - 1999
LEFT BEHIND GREAT BEAUTY

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