Shiner, E: Incomparable Couples
Rose Hartman is a legend. She is omnipresent in the New York social scene and is considered one of the most prolific photographers of our time. As a female photographer, Rose has overcome all obstacles in a male-dominated world and created a vast body of work documenting the demimonde of fame and glamour at the center of world culture. If you are famous, she has most likely photographed you, whether you know her well or not at all. Her groundbreaking photography straddles the line between street photography, portraiture, and documentary photography. The images in this book are a first-rate selection of couples-artists and muses, designers and muses, families, mothers and children, pets, friendships, models and friends, lovers and marriages-that Rose has photographed over the years, yet they are far more than images of two people. In each and every photograph, Rose is the third and most important component. She is the director of the final cut. Thanks to her impeccable timing and placement, Rose presses the shutter at just the right moment, capturing a critical moment in a conversation – a pose, a gesture – to present a story about two people from the world of popular culture. Featured couples include: Jerry Hall and Annie Leibovitz, Bob Mackie and Cher, Claudia Schiffer and Valentino, Jean Paul Gautier and Lauren Bacall, Donatella Versace and Naomi Campbell, Peter and Jane Fonda, Bianca and Jade Jagger, Lily and Kate Moss, Sean Lennon and Yoko Ono, Liz Taylor and her dog, Andy Warhol and Lou Reed, Hugh Grant and Elizabeth Hurley, Robert Wolders and Audrey Hepburn, Iman and David Bowie, Antonio Banderas and Melanie Griffith, Kelly and Calvin Klein, Tim Robbins and Susan Sarandon, Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown.
ACC Art Books, ISBN9781851497867, hardcover, 176 pages, 106 color and 15 black and white photos in book.