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Gilles Bensimon Photography: No Particular Order [Hardcover]

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From one of the most accomplished celebrity and fashion photographers to date, Photography is an intimate look at Gilles Bensimon's stunning images of the world's most famous beauties and celebrities taken throughout his remarkable 30-year career. Iconic models and stars fill Photography's 200 pages through exclusive images from Bensimon's impressive portfolio. This collection honors the women he has made a career of celebrating, revealing in the process his original and unique photographic style, based on movement, sensuality and vitality, that has made him one of fashion's leading lights.

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Pages   208
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 14.33" Width: 10.87" Height: 1.1"
Weight:   5.03 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 1, 2003
Publisher   Filipacchi
ISBN  2850186783  
ISBN13  9782850186783  

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Gilles Bensimon: no particular order  Mar 13, 2006
Great book first off all, printed on good paper and is of good size. The photographs are awesome and just what I wanted to see. Alot of fashion and editorial at a professinal level. The models are beautiful.
Bensimon  Mar 7, 2006
The book has a great representation of Gilles' most outstanding work throughout his career.
The cover says it all  Aug 15, 2004
Bensimon has been my favorite photographer since the mid-1980s when my wife first got a subscription to Elle magazine. With a distinct style at a time when the magazine was trying making a name for itself, Bensimon was much of the reason the mag was successful, with his eye catching front covers, strong, bright, new style fashion photography. His use of colour, his camera anlges, his composition, the obvious fact that he liked women and all their parts, his willingness to take risks (if they all showed up for a shoot and it was raining, instead of waiting for the perfect light he would shoot in the rain and print those in the magazine, something not done before, and the shots were good); all these combined to set him ahead of the other photographers of that time. He would shoot photos with a very narrow plane of foucus so that in a tight shot the end of the model's nose and her ear are out of foucus, but the plane in between with her eyes and the expensive beautiful necklace would be in foucs. He would shoot in colour and print in black & white. He used two softlights that gave the photographs a distinct lighting look.
But he was at this best with the use of colour and the beauty of women. The photographs of that period made an impact, sold magazines, yet he stayed in the background while lesser skilled photographers like Patrick Demarchalier sold books and pushed their name out into the public eye. Bensimon's work was the strongest of any photographer during that time period, and his fans have been waiting almost 20 years for his first book. With the size of this book the pages are actually larger than the magazine pages the photographs were originally meant for, the paper quality is very good, so the photos can really be appreciated. Unfortunately, he left out a lot of his best work.
His most creative dynamic period mid-1980s to 1993 or so, is very poorly represented here with only 18 pages of the 220 some in the book. None of the strong colour cover shots of that time period, the very creative settings, the genius composition (the most famous of which is laying 6 or 7 models with side by side in alternating directions, each with a different bold coloured bathing suit). Only two photos of Rachel Williams, which his work with her could have filled an entire whole book. He discovered Claudia Schiffer, he worked so well with Elle McPherson they were married for a while; yet there is only one photo each of those models. Too many of the photographs are from the last 3-4 years, maybe half the book.
The photographs are very good, the book is good, but they are not his best photographs, not the ones that make you pick up the book over and over again. The front cover says it all: When the first impression should be his bold vibrant surprising style in the manner of the type of magazine covers he was famous for, he choose an out-of-focus black and white. I hope he hurries to get out a book that covers the period of the 80s and 90s only. There is a lot of very strong work that did not get into this book that should have been here.
Who else but Gilles can produce such images  Oct 10, 2003
Approximately 200 hundred beautiful photos ranging from those seen on the cover of Elle to beautifully lit black and white photos. Each shot is full page in this larger than usual book.

This book really showcases his range as a photographer. Everything from super sharp portraits to moody, slightly soft images.

Any fan of fashion and portrait work needs to add this to their library.

I have followed the careers of many of the best fashion photographers in the world. Those who routinely shoot the most beautiful women in the world. Many have a signature style which is easily recognizable at a glance. Bensimon makes his women look natural, sexy and always beautiful. I am very happy to see this remarkable photographer come out with a book.. Buy it. Bensimon kicks ass.

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