Guy Bourdin (1928–1991) was a French photographer best known for his highly experimental photography. He was a key contributor to French Vogue from 1955 thru the 1990s challenging the conventions of fashion photography, often presenting provocative images bringing together the ideas of Surrealism and subjective photography. He was said to have the eye of a painter with his images often containing some kind of narrative which he executed with perfectionist zeal. Also clear to see was his use of exaggerated color including the unusual use of makeup in his models.
(Last Updated On July 5, 2020)