LUMAS Photography and Photo Art

December 16, 2016 / Lifestyle

LUMAS Photography and Photo Art

There is undoubtedly a correlation between fashion and art. Both are ways of pushing boundaries, reflecting the culture and experimenting with styles to say something about who you are. There are very few people, I find, that are fans of either one or the other. I love fashion as much as I love art. I think it is because the two cross over in so many different ways.

In the same way that I like to have my own individual fashion sense, I have been looking at purchasing some prints to make my home unique to my tastes. I discovered the Zurich based LUMAS, which is a great place to do this. The online store sells a variety of photographs and paintings from many interesting artists.

Some of my favorite fashion photographers include...

RALPH UELTZHOEFFER

Ralph Ueltzhoeffer, an artist who has born in the ‘60s, is famous for his text portraits. He uses the words from celebrity’s biographies to imitate notable photographs of them. He has done this for everyone from Bob Dylan to Elizabeth Taylor. I love the way that it uses their life story to literally paint a picture of who these people are.

Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "Angelina Jolie" ©Ralph Ueltzhoeffer, www.lumas.com.
Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "Angelina Jolie" ©Ralph Ueltzhoeffer, www.lumas.com.

ALEXANDER VON REISWITZ

I don’t know if I have seen animal photography as beautiful as Alexander Von Reiswitz. They are black and white portraits of pedigree animals such as owls, leopards and horses. He pictures them in such a careful way – almost like you would a model in a fashion shoot.

Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "Sangha, Bao-Bao, Mzima and Alfonso" ©Alexander Von Reiswitz, www.lumas.com.

MICHEL COMTE

Michel Comte is one of the best fashion photographers in the world. His work has been found in magazines from Vanity Fair to Vogue. Comte has pictures celebrities like Naomi Campbell garnered in the clothes of some of the most talented designers.

Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "Gisele Bündchen" ©Michel Comte, www.lumas.com.
Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "Sharon Stone" ©Michel Comte, www.lumas.com.
Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "Claudia Schiffer I" ©Michel Comte, www.lumas.com.

HORST P. HORST

One of the most celebrated names in fashion photography, Horst P. Horst photographed some of most well-known Chanel and Schiaparelli designs when he began working in 1930s Paris. He became a regular contributor to the French edition of Vogue before working with them in America after the Second World War.

Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "Balance" ©Horst P. Horst, VOGUE Archive Collection, www.lumas.com.
Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "The Mainbocher Corset" ©Horst P. Horst,VOGUE Archive Collection, www.lumas.com.
Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "The Women" ©Horst P. Horst, VOGUE Archive Collection, www.lumas.com.

HENRY CLARKE

Henry Clarke worked under Horst P. Horst for many years, studying his style and learning his skills. He then managed to forge a photography career of his own by joining Harper’s Bazaar at the end of the 1940s. Henry Clarke would go on to take stark monochrome pictures of icons like Coco Chanel and Sophia Loren.

Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "Elegance" ©Henry Clarke, VOGUE Archive Collection, www.lumas.com.

ARTHUR ELGORT

The line between art and fashion has rarely been closer than it has in the work of Arthur Elgort. After studying painting, he began to take candid and style fashion photography in the 1970s. His most famous picture is of Kate Moss.

Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "Kate at the Laundrette" ©Arthur Elgort, VOGUE Archive Collection, www.lumas.com.
Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "Kate Shopping" ©Arthur Elgort,VOGUE Archive Collection, www.lumas.com.

MANUEL PANDALIS

Manuel Pandalis’s photography is unusual in that it’s in no way unusual. His photographs are about as natural and raw as anything you will find. He never has his subject pose, he doesn’t process his photographs and he never applies makeup. They are nakedly honest.

Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "7080" ©Manuel Pandalis, www.lumas.com.
Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "Black Snap" ©Manuel Pandalis, www.lumas.com.

ERWIN BLUMENFELD

Before fleeing the Nazi, Erwin Blumenfeld was inspired by the German expressionist movement to take photographs that were mysterious and silhouetted. He would later go on to develop his style in Paris, New York and Amsterdam, introducing cubism and surrealism into his work.

Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "Rain" ©Erwin Blumenfeld, VOGUE Archive Collection, www.lumas.com
Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "Cross" ©Erwin Blumenfeld, VOGUE Archive Collection, www.lumas.com.

ZOLTAN TOMBOR

A renowned filmmaker and photographer, Zoltan Tombor’s work has been seen at festivals and in magazines across the globe. The Hungary born artist, who now lives in New York City, shoots people against interesting landscapes with an avant garde and surreal approach.

Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "Red Carpet" ©Zoltan Tombor, www.lumas.com.
Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "Manhattan" ©Zoltan Tombor, www.lumas.com.

ANDREAS KOCK

The Swedish fashion photographer Andreas Kock has a unique approach to his art form. He has, for instance, been inspired by movies to create fashion photography that is based on Alfred Hitchcock’s classic Rear Window using nourish lighting effects to capture subjects. His Little Miss Newton series is a cinematic version of the fashion-nude genre.

Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "Little miss Newton" ©Andreas Kock, www.lumas.com.

GREG KADEL

Greg Kadel has worked for a number of the world’s best magazines for over a decade shooting photographs of female models in a provocative and creative way. He mostly uses black-and-white and shoots in hotel rooms, corridors and streets. Greg Kadel generally uses New York, Los Angeles and Paris as his backdrop.

Zurich based LUMAS prints for painting and photography "Head Turner" ©Greg Kadel, Trunk Archive, www.lumas.com.

GABO

A particular standout of mine, which really demonstrates the correlation between fashion and art, is their collection of GABO art. She is a controversial German photographer who reminds me of some of my favourite fashion designers. She revolted against the predominantly male industry and took photos that were totally unique. She mainly photographed women and used amazing real-life backgrounds as opposed to studios.

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