"Magic Metzner": best shots of the photographer, who shot the Basinger, Lynch and Woodstock

Until September 1 at the Moscow Center of photography behalf of the Lumiere brothers will be the exhibition of Sheila Metzner. This woman has become a living legend thanks to its unique, memorable and completely unique style, giving the photos some drama and expression.

During its half-century career Metzner has worked with such celebrities as Tilda Swinton, Kim Basinger, Uma Thurman, David Lynch, Willem Dafoe, grace Coddington, Sigourney weaver and others. Now the woman is 80 years old, but she continues to exhibit in various centers and galleries and share the secrets of their success with other people. We offer to your attention selected works of Sheila, who will help to penetrate her work.

Sheila Metzner is a true pioneer of his time. Not only that, she was one of the first to work with color photography, and became the first woman to sign a contract with Vogue on a regular basis, and the first woman art Director of a large advertising Agency.

Kim Basinger. Africa. 1988

Immediately after graduating from the faculty of visual communications at Pratt Institute, Sheila decided to develop a career in the advertising industry, and in parallel studied photography.

Mind. British Vogue. 1985

One of the first celebrities caught in the lens Metzner, was Uma Thurman. With the actress they had known each other since childhood, so when Sheila called grace Coddington and announced that he had found for her model — "the girl named Uma" — she immediately knew he was talking about.

Mind. Dress By Jean Patou. 1986

In the future, the actress more than once to pose for Mezner.

Of mind for the brand Shiseido. 1991

Hand, entwined with a snake, 1994

But the first "models" Metzner had a husband and her children. Pictures with their participation she collected for 13 years.

In 1978, one of Metzner — portrait of her daughter under the name Evyan is included in the exhibition at MOMA. So, the photographer has managed to take its place among such masters as William Eggleston, Robert Mapplethorpe and Andy Warhol.

Jocko. Passion. 1985

Aroma. Art Deco, 1984

Fragrance Fendi. 1986

Uomo. Fendi. 1988

Shooting for flavor Fendi, 1988. Metzner repeatedly said that these works best demonstrate her passion for storytelling through photography.

Isabella Rossellini, 1985

After that, Sheila's work recognized on a global level, and began her collaboration with the celebrity.

The Ringwald Oeuvre. 1986

Kim Basinger. 1987

Throughout his career, Sheila had a special connection with the movie. It was filmed for American magazines almost all the important figures of Hollywood, the portraits of which in the performance of Metzner were the most memorable, it is possible to tell, cult.

Sigourney Weaver. 1985

David Lynch. 1988

Now work Mezner included in the collections of major modern art museums, including the new York Metropolitan and MoMA.

And the Russians can see them in person right now, because currently, the Center of photography Lumiere brothers held the first retrospective of Sheila Metzner in Moscow.

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