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"I love taking pictures, especially when my subjects are varied, with a little bit of everything: Fashion, Jazz, Classical Dance, my children, landscapes and also the street. I never wanted my work to be categorized. Fashion may be what is for sale but a girl on the subway can be fashionable, a Jazzman can be fashionable and a ballerina on her barre can be fashionable too. I've always liked to incorporate my interests into my photography and that's reflected in my latest book, The Big Picture, which is a 45 year work.

Biography Arthur Elgort:

Arthur Elgort was born in 1940 and raised in New York City. His style of freedom and spontaneity
and spontaneity certainly comes from his passion for music and dance, especially jazz and ballet. His career is marked by prestigious collaborations for fashion campaigns around the world. Arthur has quickly become one of the most renowned and acclaimed photographers. He has helped to create a different vision of fashion photography. Arthur has always encouraged models to move freely in front of the lens, with women chosen for their spontaneity, without makeup and captured in natural light. He prefers to take his models outdoors, in real life, where the looks are truly assumed, as a signature style and lifestyle.

He is the author of 6 books: 

The Big Picture Steidl 2014

Camera Crazy DAP/Steidl 2004
Camera Ready How to Shoot Your Kids, Universe/Rizzoli 1997
Arthur Elgort's Models Manual DAP 1994
Swan Prince Featuring Mikhail Baryshnikov Bantom 1987
Arthur Elgort  Personal Fashion Pictures 1983

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