Guy Bourdin

French photographer Guy Bourdin was influenced by Man Ray and the surrealist movement , Bourdin started taking photographs for Vogue magazine and was in strong competition with Helmut Newton with the images within the magazine . Bourdin base his images of sexuality , death and enclosed spaces. 

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This image shows a bright intense red lip and nails, the shine on the lips and the nails is captured by the lighting . This give a glossy finish, which gives a seductive , sexual theme. Bourdin was obsessed with perfection within his images make up, hair and styling had to be completed to his standards, which is evident within in his images. 
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Boudrin also shot images Francine Crescent the accessories editor of Vogue in 1964 , some of the images shocked the publishers however none of images were ever refuse. 
This image has simple lines and the goal posts act as a frame for the model , I like how the image has been constructed in lines and blocks of colour . 
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This image of a man emerging from water is beautiful , the lighting has captured the ripples in the water and the sepia tones draw out the tones of the body . The expression captures the emotion of breathlessness when leaving water . 

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This surreal image leaves the viewer questioning if the entire room was on a tilt or just the model and the chair. How is she suspended on that angle ? and why ? It appears that the women is about to levitate, that some mythical power is causing her the be in this position . The model has been positioned  to only fill half of the image which leaves the rest of the image blank and clinical . This may suggest something about her mental health that she has been in an empty room .  
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The model in this image has been positioned in an interesting way, showing seduction through the angles as if the model is teasing the audience . I like how the model appears as a statue and her shaded face entices the audience to want to see more . I would like to experiment with different positions in which a model can be used to enhance the emotion of an image. 

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