|from real life is elsewhere|
“That’s really why we are photographers: because we love people. The possibilities of expression through the body – its forms and poses and movement – is what really drives a lot of our work. It all has to do with showing how magnificently a human being’s body is made. I always feel like every body is interesting. Everybody’s physical appearance is so unique and endlessly fascinating for me.”
- vinoodh matadin
The names Inez and Vinoodh pop up around nearly every fashion photograph that really strikes me. I love that they don't have a strictly codified style; their work doesn't announce itself the way a Terry Richardson or Juergen Teller photograph does. They shoot everything from highfalutin perfume ads to cheeky editorials (like this one!) but there is something very human that is consistently present. Funny, considering they were some of the first to embrace digital technology and manipulation–goes to show you can use Photoshop and not make people look like an alien or lollipop. The Business of Fashion blog has a great post that gives an overview of of their career.