Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Veruschka - Part 1

Back at NYU, I took a few photo classes, one of which I was introduced to a couple photos of Veruschka von Lehndorff (real name: Vera Gottliebe Anna Gräfin von Lehndorff-Steinort). Veruschka is a German model who was huge in the 60s and 70s, mostly due to her artistic approach to photos and body paintings. The photos that caught my attention were the ones in which she was transformed to blend in with her backgrounds. Apparently she was more proactive than most models and played a huge part of these productions outside of just being the model. She was so into these shots, in fact, that she left the fashion world in 1975 to focus on the art. Here are some of the photos"

I will put up some more photos tomorrow, but for now check out this video and watch how the process of painting and shooting her went. I am imagine how uncomfortable that paint must have been, but the pictures came out amazing.


Supercalifragi Fashion said...

these photos are sooo amazing, and i watched the video, it must be quit difficult for her all this paint

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jessrussell said...

great photos! you wouldnt happen to no the names of them?? more specifically the rust one in front of the white gate/? i cant find it anywhere! thanks