LOUISE DAHL-WOLFE: A RETROSPECTIVE by Vicki Goldberg
@henryleutwyler and I had just finished a shoot. I hadn't been in America very long — we were having dinner at his house discussing an upcoming shoot and he said something like, “Should it feel like Louise Dahl-Wolfe?” "Who?"... I said. Flabbergasted, he went to his extensive book collection and pulled out LOUISE DAHL-WOLFE: A RETROSPECTIVE. I learned how Louise Dahl-Wolfe was one of the most celebrated photographers of the 30s, 40s and 50s. Her work influenced photographers such as Horst, Avedon and Penn. Working in the heyday of Harper's Bazaar, she pioneered the use of natural lighting in fashion photography and shooting on location outdoors. Like this image of Mary Jane Russell for @harpersbazaarus in April 1952. This book became a bible for me as an art director in my 20s — it should be for every young art director.
9.2 x 0.8 x 12.4 inches