Horst Diekgerdes is a German fashion photographer who started his professional career in Paris. After a while, hemoved to London and managed to work with famous fashion designers in Europe, UK, Asia and US. Currently, he is between cities, from Paris to Zurich.
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The photographer shot ad campaigns for Miu Miu, Chloe, portraits of Alexander McQueen, Erykah Badu and many others, album covers for Pulp (This Is Hardcore).
His portfolio includes designers, models, brands and we all can see that his visual language is distinctive: sensual, yet always slightly off-kilter. Proof of this can be found in his first-ever monograph, conceived as a visual journey beginning back in the mid-1990s.
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His most famous works fom the book are: the Chloe SS 2001 ad campaign and the book’s cover image, which stands out the Pirelli Calendar’s favourite Isabeli Fontana.
There are also unpublished portraits from Diekgerdes’ archive, observational snapshots of daily life and text by Veronique Leroy and Dazed co-founder Jefferson Hack. You may see the photographer’s illustrious career and a glimpse of the world through his lens.
His favorite ad campaign was when he was shooting the Miu Miu campaign with David Bradshaw and David James. Diekgerdes said it was a very special and formative experience. Although the finished result isn’t in the book, the German photographer still has the best memories of that shoot, where he worked 18 hours a day for 3 whole weeks.
“I think the role of the photographer as a director and visionary is still very much in demand and will continue to be so”
Highly celebrated by exhibitions at the ICA (Boston) and The Winterthur Museum for Photography and Migrosmuseum (Switzerland), Horst Diekgerdes continues to inspire with a personal approach and timeless modernity.
He still is a fashion icon in the photography world and continues to impress us all with his unique vision.
You can see his full portfolio on www.horstdiekgerdes.com.
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