Friday, August 6, 2010
Susan Ranjel submits Herb Ritts
Djimon with Octopus, Hollywood, 1989
Beautiful and lush black and white images. Herbert "Herb" Ritts was an American fashion photographer who concentrated on black-and-white photography and portraits in the style of classical Greek sculpture. He became interested in photography when he and friend Richard Gere, then an aspiring actor decided to shoot some photographs in front of an old jacked up Buick. The picture gained Ritts some coverage and he began to be more serious about photography. He photographed many famous individuals as well as directed several music videos such as Chris Isaak’s Wicked Game music video shot in black and white. I enjoy when talent in photography is used in other visual media.