..keeps the doctor away.
As in the future I’m planning to be a photographer (or at least a better one than I am now), lately I’ve been studying camera gears and history of photography, but I’ve also been trying to know major photographers’ work, so that I can get inspired by true artists and develop my own personal taste in pictures, together with a proper technical knowledge.
So I wanted to share something by a photographer that I really adore, Hans Feurer.What I really love in his pictures (especially the old ones) is that I see some kind of nostalgic feeling in them, perhaps because they’re pretty much all taken during the golden hour, so they always look summery.. but an ending summer; you know when summer is at the end, it’s still real warm outside, but school’s about to start again and you’re enjoying the last days of vacation? This is what his photos communicate to me. Add the fact that the best ones are from the end of the 80s/beginning of the 90s Elle France summer issues, and I’m in. I’m a sucker for that era.
Another thing I really like and I think you don’t see often these days is that his models are always so active, smiling and fresh. You can always spot one of his girls running, jumping, being happy, doing silly things – I specifically remember a picture where Christy Turlington is spilling some toothpaste everywhere because she’s laughing. That spontaneous look his pictures have makes me think about, again, vacation photos, and actually, that’s the kind of fashion photography who makes me want to buy the clothes, and to look like the model, not those impersonal puppet-like faces you see now in Vogue.
I can’t wait to get his monograph on Amazon.
Ps. If you hover your mouse onto the images you get the details of the shoot. Source of the images here.