As a devoted Helmut Newton lover, I am a little shocked with myself for having so little knowledge about the equally provocative fashion photographer Guy Bourdin. Lucky for me, my photographer brother in law touts an impressive collection of Bourdin’s books to school me.
His career is beyond impressive, from Man Ray‘s protege to Vogue contributor to a legacy as one of the industries greatest artist (though a reluctant one). Am dying to see an older BBC documentary about him called Dreamgirls: The photographs of Guy Bourdin, but seems it can only be seen in segments on youtube for now (must watch this weekend). For now, enjoy a small collection below/after the jump of his work.