March 21, 2009

no not like that one movie about some yodelling girl that falls on a rock and has a dog or something or was that lassie

Hedi Slimane is one of my favorite photographers for a number of reasons. The pictures from the concerts and parties he goes to could easily be really cobrasnake-y but aren't. He'll compare one set of photos with another to highlight the similarities-or differences-of two things, like putting pictures of a rose throughout a set of Courtney Love photos. I don't know who most of the people he photographs are but I want to learn more about each one. He didn't even study photography in school (come to think of it, few of my favorite designers studied fashion. Rei, the Mulleavys, Vivienne Westwood...)
Anyway, these are the kinds of photos that can take my breath away and make me think at the same time. Nothing but love.
All from the Hedi Slimane Diary. I was gonna put some of these on the same photo to make this less lengthy but you can't really pair any of them together, they need to be seen on their own. Now go look at the other thousands of photos he's taken!

48 comments:

Emmy said...

Amazing. I see what you mean about the truth behind them...they're just so raw and unstudied and simple. Love them.

www.prettyexquisite.blogspot.com

Leah said...

the second one from the bottom is one of my alltime favorites. i like the scar of the cross alot as well. love his work sosososo much.

Annie said...

hedi is one of my all time favorite photographers, i posted about him recently and probably will again because his photos are so, so stunning.

http://anniediamond.blogspot.com

hazel said...

the one with the blond girl with the half short/half long hair with one side pulled up in a cheetah print bow is one of my favorite photographs of all time.

i think i love it so much because she has such interesting hair, i just want her to turn around so i can see her face. but hedi didn't take any of her face and i think it's because he wanted people to be curious, as if her face were a mystery.

he only wanted us to know her by the back of her head.

Isabel said...

Amazinggggg. Hedi is such a talent. I love those photos of Jethro Cave.

KEREN said...

Incredible photography ! :)

WendyB said...

I like the tiny visitors on the Imagine memorial.

RebelRabit said...

The Jethro Cave set totally took my breath away. They are amazing.

jenna said...

The first one is one of my favorites
I love the way hedi only really photographs in black and white
The atmosphere is always perfect

cable_zombie said...

LOL OMG etc I've been reading it as Heidi for months and had assumed he was a she. JOKES.

ginny said...

I've always loved Hedi Slimane. He's so amazing...I saw him in the Carine Roitfeld documentary on CNN, and I flipped.

I really wanted that Dazed and Confused issue with all his photos of teens. Sadly, I did not get my hands on it...tear...

Cassiopeia said...

I love Hedi Slimane, especially his photos for dazed and confused at the beginning of the year... Just. So. Kwl.

Xxxc

http://clothestohealabrokenheart.blogspot.com/

Bobby said...

Yeah yeah I love him, I've been looking through his photos for a year now.. They're lovely.

bobb said...

Really insightful commentary on Hedi Slimane here. Thanks for the link to his website!

Utah Savage said...

Ah, they are lovely. And powerful. I've never heard of him? before. Thanks for the intro.

gabby said...

pure and simple everything. i love it.

Fashion Hayley said...

Hey, Hedi Slimane and me have something in common now, we have both photographed Jethro Cave!

Tavi said...

^^SO jealous!

Ruta said...

these pics are pretty cool, but i'm very anti-smoking so that kinda throws off my liking for the pics. althought i think the photography is really good.

lookuglyinaphotograph.blogspot.com

Artsy Geek said...

I'm glad you posted a good photography. Theres not much better things than creative minds capturing beautiful things

Em said...

Hey! Your blog brightens my day considerably, and you have an amazing aesthetic. I linked to your blog on my page 'cause I want all my friends to see it's amazing!!

Ziling said...

Amazing photographs!! Thank you for the link! Im definitely gonna check the website out now :>

Natacha said...

I love this foto too! I have discovered his site since few times and it's always well !

Shin said...

I love Hedi, his pictures are always thought-provoking. Thank you for sharing! xxoxoxo

dearophelia said...

hi there, i forgot i drew this but it reminds me of you so i thought that maybe you'd like to see it:
http://www.redbubble.com/people/dearophelia/art/2647202-2-i-read-too-many-blogs

xx
s-a

miriam.kuronen said...

mm, talk about naked and true. love him!

Elisa said...

Oh wow, great photos. They're so inspiring!

Jillian said...

oh man i'm there everyday hoping for new photographs, don't you just love his photography?!

it's fantastic!

v said...

so true, love the second.

this is such a great post.

http://balmainbazaar.blogspot.com/

Ingrid Araujo said...

Hiii, nice blog girl. See my blog too- www.streettlife.blogspot.com

see you there!!! Thanks.

megan said...

I like the ciggarettes shot.

megan / http://mallratcouture.blogspot.com

Gwendolyn said...

Hedi is brilliant! And these pictures are just so simple yet beautiful. xx

Angela said...

Tavi -- I think you have a cosmic sibling in Arlo Weiner.

http://men.style.com/gq/features/landing?id=content_8377

Pretentious b said...

i love slimane
jethro cave & the youth issue of dazed were both superb!

The Spelunkers said...

ash stymest is ADORABLE
--the lightning

Nice and Shiny said...

You're right, these are amazing. I actually really love that all of these are in black and white, they just wouldnt have the same message in colour.
Love the Jethro Cave ones, of course. I'm pretty sure I have almost ever picture from that shoot saved on my computer

<3<3<3

Laura said...

Those are beautiful photos, love some of the angles! Enjoying your blog! x
http://skinisntenough.blogspot.com/

M. and O. said...

Heidi Slimane(l) I love him

rinavor said...

Luxo, Luxo .... wanderful'S você é D+ .............

yoncto said...

i saw the first one and was like stretched earlobes + cigarettes = love
then i scroll down and see someone in a studded vest
i fucking love theseeee

yoncto said...

i saw the first one and was like stretched earlobes + cigarettes = love
then i scroll down and see someone in a studded vest
i fucking love theseeee

Lucy Brown said...

Ahh! the last is Jethro Cave! I saw him in Huntingdon outside a festival and ran up to tell him I loved his tatts. Then I told him I had a picture of him on my wall.
Hedi is <3 x

didier said...

i had many opportunities of working with Heidi as a hairdresser and imust say Hedi has a obsession with hair .Fantastic for a person doing my profession

sidnee said...

i love love love this wouls you mind if i used some of these pics on my blog???

R said...

Breathtaking.

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