Wednesday, 15 April 2009


What do Guy Bourdin's girls think? Do they actually think? What is fascinating about Bourdin's pictures (apart from the bright precious stone-like colours, so audacios and sensual) is the fact that the models have the look of nearly alive mannequins. A subtle paradox specially in the fashion world where Bourdin did most of his work (in collaboration whith french shoe brand Charles Jourdan). These images are of course erotic; not just bold provocation, but a very personal view on sexyness. Pain and pleasure don't seem to matter much in a world where reality and the artificial live together, and in which Bourdin explores the problems and insecurities of women in their relationships: power, desire, love and fetish obnubilate their minds. Is it Bourdin's way of criticizing the fashion world?


Blogger Paperface said...

Very well said. It's interesting that when I saw the blood I didn't think of pain. There's definitely a numbness when it comes to these pictures.

18 April 2009 at 17:32  
Blogger Engra said...

how! interesting photos...

3 November 2009 at 23:44  
Blogger raul b said...

one of my favorite image-makers! viva bourdin

19 November 2009 at 14:46  
Blogger Espia Collection of References said...

tu blog es increible
me encanta

2 December 2009 at 18:58  

Gorgeous post!!!
I really love this blog, congratulations.
Definetly this photographs are excellent, and your text is right what I think about.
Thank you.

21 December 2009 at 21:05  
Blogger Mourad said...

Crazy series !

Bourdin is so so talented ...

Keep on the great work, your blog rules !!!

9 January 2010 at 20:58  
Blogger Schnappy said...

wow, provocative photos!

25 February 2010 at 11:38  

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