Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

“I think he sees beauty in everything,” said Hollywood actor Edward Norton, one of the countless stars Herb Ritz has photographed. An exhibition dedicated to the work of this famous American photographer only confirms his words: people and things in his photographs are shown as perfect, idealized. More than 20 years later, the cult of the human body of the most beautiful models of all time in Ritz's photographs continues to fascinate and remind us that beauty can be appreciated for the sake of beauty itself. See the famous shots of Herb Ritz, the beauty photographer.

20 PHOTOS

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

1. Woman at sea, Hawaii, 1988. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Simple black-and-white portraits in natural light, with the play of light and shade and dramatic contrast are the hallmarks of the work of Herb Ritz, a Los Angeles-based photographer who died in 2002 at the age of 50 due to complications from AIDS.

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

2. Claudia Schiffer, Malibu, 1989. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

The photographer in his works drew inspiration from Greek statues, which captivated him with their grace, monumentality, and perfection of forms. This is probably why most of the heroes immortalized by him look like beautiful ancient statues in the pictures.

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

3. Nate and tumbleweed, Paradise Cove, 1986. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

An exhibition of the photographer's work is held at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and is called "Herb Ritz". It is the largest retrospective of an American photographer in history and the most popular.

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

4. Carla Bruni [approx. the author is the wife of former French President Nicolas Sarkozy], the 90s. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

As Vogue magazine wrote about the exhibition of Herb Ritz's works: “The mythical beauty in his photographs has not aged. It's like a return to the old school of Hollywood glamor and fame, where reality plays out with fantasy. "

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

5. Present and Zen, El Mirage, 1999. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

6. Veiled female torso, Paradise Cove, 1984. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

7. Dizzy Gillespie [approx. author - an outstanding virtuoso trumpeter], Paris, 1989. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

8. Sylvester Stallone and Bridget Nielsen, Long Island, 1987. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

9. Bridget Nielsen in Malibu, 1987. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

10. Elena, Hollywood, 1996. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

11. Cindy Crawford, Ferre 3, Malibu, 1993. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

12.Mick Jagger, London, 1987. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

13. Floating torso, St. Barthélemy, 1987. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

14. Naomi Campbell, Face in Hand, Hollywood, 1990. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

15. Naomi - Heavenly Bodies, Los Angeles, 1990. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

16. Stephanie, Cindy, Christie, Tatiana and Naomi, Hollywood, 1989. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

17. Michael Jordan [approx. the author is the greatest basketball player of all time], Chicago, 1993. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

18. Stephanie with a flower, 1989. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

19. Claudia Schiffer, Palmdale, 1992. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

Herb Ritz - beauty photographer

20. I am nude, Miami, 1997. (Photo: Herb Ritts Foundation / Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

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