December 27, 2011
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She has been dubbed as being a ‘master of photography,’ creating dreamy fashion photographs that are ‘almost like a painter’s’. She is known as a ‘legend in her own lifetime’ and one who unites all the clichés of modern photography. Who are we talking about?
The French photographer Sarah Moon of course, who, according to The Independent, has “the power to bewitch”.
For such a ‘bewitching’ photographer, who, for more than 35 years, has created some of the most ‘heart-stoppingly beautiful fashion imagery’, there could not be quite as a bewitching location than the Cote d’Azur to complement her alluring fashion photography and do her images the justice they deserve.
Until 12 February 2012, those fortunate to be on the Cote d’Azur will have the chance to see the international photography legend’s work at an exhibition in Nice, titled ‘1 2 3 4 5’.
130 pieces of her artwork, ranging from 1986 – 2000 will be on display at the exhibition, which, according to Sarah Moon, is aimed at inviting the public into her ‘personal universe’, in a ‘dream world from reality, where the evanescence of beauty, time and uncertainty are recurrent themes.’
The award-winning photographer, who started her career as a model, as had her work published in the top fashion magazines, including Vogue, Chanel, Comme des Garcons, Harper’s Bazaar, Nova and Cacharel.
Her photographs, the artist admits, have been inspired by many facets of life, including her friends, family, the landscape, personal feelings, nature, and, of course, fashion.
The ‘1 2 3 4 5’ exhibition is free for anyone to attend and is being held at the Theatre de la Photographie et de l’Image on Dubouchage boulevard in Nice.
Not often does an artist’s exhibition and its situation complement one another so magnificently as Sarah Moon’s ‘1 2 3 4 5’ and Nice manage to do, an photographic exhibition not to be missed.