Shooting: The Return of Guy Bourdin
French photographer Guy Bourdin used to shoot fabulous German models for Vogue. Shiny reflective surfaces, bright lights, doll-like girls–this is the photography that set the mood for books such as Less Than Zero. Think Robert Palmer and everyone doing too much coke.
There’s been a rush of Bourdin-influenced photographers in the past two years, and now a retrospective at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

Bourdin… “magnified to centre stage dark fantasies, of lust, consumption and desire. The fundamental significance of his photographs lies in Bourdin’s knowledge that it is not fashion but its image that seduces and fascinates us.” More here.
See pictures here.