Charles Jourdan, Autumn 1977
© Guy Bourdin courtesy Michael Hoppen Contemporary
Fujiflex Crystal Archive Print
Guy Bourdin's surreal and erotic imagery filled the pages of international magazines throughout the 1970's. Within the medium of fashion photography, he gave shape to a dark and intriguing vision that exerted lasting influence on the international style scene and altered the contemporary aesthetic.
Guy Bourdin (1928 - 1991) was one of the most important visual artists of our time. He's oeuvre is intimately associated with the magazine page. In very few cases were his pictures published or exhibited outside of the transient medium. And so it was that in the pages of Paris Vogue, and the revolutionary advertising campaigns for Charles Jourdan, he found the freedom to explore and refine his vision over an extended period of time.