David SeidnerBetween fashion,
portrait and art history

Photography’ multiple exposures,
2 September – 1 November, 2016

On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of 10 Corso Como, the Carla Sozzani Galleria presents an exhibition including a body of fifty photographs that trace David Seidner photographic research and his constant oscillation between fashion, portrait and art history. One of the leading fashion photographers of the 80s and 90s, Seidner was born in Los Angeles in 1957. By the age of nineteen, his pictures were appearing on magazine covers documenting the couturiers Azzedine Alaïa, Chanel, Madame Grès, Jean Patou, Ungaro and Valentino. Seidner work is marked by the use of techniques of fragmentation, dynamic lighting, and cropping. In his works, the face or body of the model is visually cut up and collaged together through multiple exposures, reflections in pieces of mirror, or by chemical manipulations in the printing. Seidner images have appeared in magazines such as Vogue (Italy, France, America), Harper’s Bazaar, Harper’s & Queen, The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, and have influenced fashion photography for decades.

 

“WHAT I’M MOST INTERESTED IN IS EVOKING THE SPIRIT OF A PAINTING THROUGH THE FOLD OF FABRIC, THE POSITION OF A HAND, THE QUALITY OF LIGHT ON SKIN.”