VERSACE’S PHOTOGRAPHER IN BULGARIA FOR “SELLING IDEAS”
Stefano Oppo – the photographer, which had worked for Versace, Luxotica, Simply Red, Duran Duran, Eros Ramazzotti, Bob Geldof, Boeing, Heineken, the magazines Vogue, Anna and Vanity Fair in Italy, Russia and France, showed his masterly skills for his Bulgarian colleguages. This happened in Inter Expo Center in the frames of the Festival of the advertiser Admall. After the casting where the girls demonstrated attrcative behaviour in front of the objective, Stefano chose three models - Aksinia, Diana Velikova and Geya Antonova from Expo Model Management. They made staggering photo session in front of the audience.
The surprise of the evening was the attractive participation of Ustata in the photos and he made him self comfortable in expensive limousine in the company of the three ladies. Stefano and his assistant Nikolai Ivanov covered the color moments from “The fun of the stars”.
For the uncompromising appearance of the beautiful girls took cares the maker-up Eliza Popova and Sia from saloons Arlet. Aksinia, Diana and Geya shined in the evening toilets of Astella Atelier.
Photos: 1. – 5. Photos of Stefano Oppo.
Photo: © Archive Stefano Oppo
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HERB RITTS: SCULPTOR OF BLACK AND WHITE NUDITY
Herb Ritts was born in 1952 in California, America. At the end of the 70s he starts to occupy with photography, as he works mostly with the stars of Hollywood. Till the end of the 80s he is photographer of part of the most important newspapers in Italy.
In front of the professional objective of Herb Ritts were sanding one of the biggest and famous celebrities of Hollywood: Richard Gere, Elizabeth Tailor, Cindy Crawford, Christy Turlinton, Madonna, Sean Connery, Michael Jackson, Cher and many others.
„The nudity” is the main topic in the Ritts’s photos: models, muscular men, athletes, African women, bodies that reflect power, sensuality and beauty. Often they are erotic and mysteriously covered with veils and with sand.
The photographer photographs portraits and advertisings for the most famous fashion and lifestyle magazines, among those „Vogue”, „Vanity Fair”, „Interview” and „Rollingstone”. Ritts creates successful advertising campaigns for „Calvin Klein”, „Chanel”, „Donna Karan”, „Gap”, „Gianfranco Ferre”, „Gianni Versace”, „Giorgio Armani”, „Levy’s”, the calendars „Pirelli”, „Polo Ralph Laurent”, „Valentino” and others world fashion brands.
Till 1988 Herb Ritts produces a number of musical clips. His works of art participated at many exhibitions in all over the world.
Distinctive for the work of Herb Ritts are the cleaned lines and the strict shapes. This graphic simplicity allows his photographies to be understood and felt instantly. They always give conventional idea of the sexes and of the races. The social history and the fantasy are at the same time caught and recreated in his memorable photos of famous person from the movie, fashion, musical, political and social sphere.
Hurb Ritts dies at 26th December 2002 after a prolonged illness from pneumonia. While still living he is devoted to the related with HIV and AIDS causes and he bestowed funds at many charity organizations, among those “amfAR”, the foundation against AIDS of Elizabeth Tailor, the project „Angel Food”, “Focus on AIDS”, “APLA”, „Best Buddies” and „Special Olimpics”. Before his death he is an honorary member of the board of the directors of the foundation against AIDS of Elton John.
1. The great photographer Herb Ritts.
2. – 21. The notable works of art of the legend of photography Herb Ritts.
Photo: © Herb Ritts
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