Fashion past and present
Last week I went to see the International Center of Photography's exhibition of current fashion photography. The concept seemed good, though in execution it proved to be somewhat less so. The basement housed a complementary exhibit of Edward Steichen's fashion photography from the 1920's and 30's. Jumping from the present day to the past, I was amazed at how far fashion and fashion photography had come. A group of older patrons looked upon the present less favorably. Over lunch in the cafe, they groused about the present, wondering what had happened to the elegant past captured by Steichen's lens. A black and white film played in slow motion above them, capturing the process by which the images themselves were captured.
Posted by eku at January 25, 2009 7:19 PM