Image Maker

Image Maker

Somerset House showcases the work of enigmatic fashion photographer Guy Bourdin

With a vast back catalogue of work to choose from, the Guy Bourdin: Image Maker exhibition leaves no stone unturned. Charting his 40 year career from Man Ray’s protégé to fully fledged fashion photographer, this presentation features both the instantly recognisable and iconic alongside the previously unpublished, demonstrating how Bourdin carved a niche for himself when it came to balancing both editorial and advertising work.

Curated by Alistair O’Neill with Shelly Verthime, the exhibition explores his rich, saturated colourful style as well as more recent black and white pieces that served to challenge his signature style.

Guy Bourdin: Image Maker, Somerset House, Until 15th March 2015 somersethouse.org.uk

  • Words: Catriona Taylor

  • Photography: Guy Bourdin, Vogue, Somerset House