“She was a dancer and I was in the balcony and I shot down.”
“She liked to pose nude and she did it all the time.”
“In my house and windy like crazy.”
“There is nothing like ballet.”
“It’s good to have a dancer.”
“She knew how to smoke.”
“I don’t remember where and I don’t remember when.”
A few of the single sentence observations or descriptions that accompany Arthur Elgort’s photographs in his new book “Arthur Elgort: I Love...”. The photos tell the story (and it is a sexy story) from back when film ruled the world.
Information from the book’s press release:
In his latest book, the great American fashion photographer Arthur Elgort presents photographs of women that he has taken throughout his career, in homage to their power, their beauty, their joy and their strength. Depicting a variety of subjects, from young ballerinas at the Vaganova Academy of Russian Ballet in St. Petersburg to snapshots of fashion’s most influential women, this collection portrays many aspects of femininity across generations. Designed in the style of his classic 1994 book Arthur Elgort’s Models Manual (by the same designer, Steve Hiett), and printed on sumptuous matte paper, this book combines text and photographs in one seamless flow, deploying a rich range of color with graphic snap. Featured here are idols such as supermodels Gia Carangi, Cindy Crawford, Karen Elson, Linda Evangelista and Christy Turlington, and legendary editors such as Franca Sozzani, the former editor-in-chief of Vogue Italia, and Polly Allen Mellen, a former editor at Vogue, Harper's Bazaar and Allure. More information about the book is below.