名模卸下光環 成功轉戰攝影
Models Step into Photography Career


於曼哈頓的肉品加工區設立攝影棚,Nigel Barker的影像作品廣布於<GQ>、<Interview>、<Tatler>等知名時尚雜誌,也曾為Ted Baker、Pamella Roland等品牌拍攝形象廣告。而2004年加入了「超級名模生死鬥」節目,從第2季開始,持續了17季的評審團角色,更是將他的時尚事業推向了高峰,開始從鏡頭後的攝影師,一躍而成前頭前的時尚名人。

Nigel Barker拍攝名模Coco Rocha(左圖左)與鄉村歌手Taylor Swift(右)時的畫面。

Nigel Barker拍攝名模Coco Rocha(左圖左)與鄉村歌手Taylor Swift(右)時的畫面。

此外,於印度出生,與Markus Klinko組成攝影雙人組的女性攝影師Indrani,則是在14歲時開始了她的模特兒工作生涯。而藉著工作得到四處旅遊的機會,Indrani累積了豐富的視覺資料庫,同時對時尚攝影也漸漸培養出興趣。直到1995年遇上瑞士裔的Markus Klinko,兩人開始切磋影像後製技術,並共同發展影像藝術的創作,Indrani這才正式踏上時尚攝影之路。

Indrani(左)與Markus Klinko(右)組成攝影雙人組。

Indrani(左)與Markus Klinko(右)組成攝影雙人組。

已逝時尚名媛Isabella Blow可說是Indrani與Markus Klinko的伯樂,給予了這攝影雙人組為英國報紙<Sunday Times>拍攝封面的機會,接著傳奇歌手David Bowie委託Indrani與Markus Klinko為其專輯「Heathen」拍攝專輯封面;超模Iman則為委託兩人為她的影像專書<I am Iman>執掌封面拍攝,大大打開了這時尚攝影雙人組的時尚能見度。2012年,兩人推出了第一本攝影集<ICONS>,這本由Perseus Press出版的精裝書,匯集了兩人過往超寫實主義(hyperrealism)風格的影像作品,而此書的問世,同時被視為是這攝影雙人組時尚成就的分水嶺,讓人期待兩人往後的發展方向。同時Indrani的成功案例,更是讓人對之後轉戰攝影圈的模特兒們寄予厚望,期待他們能憑藉著與眾不同的經歷,繳出讓人驚豔的影像作品。««

左:David Bowie專輯「Heathen」拍攝封面、右:Indrani與Markus Klinko推出的第一本攝影集<ICONS>。

左:David Bowie專輯「Heathen」拍攝封面、右:Indrani與Markus Klinko推出的第一本攝影集<ICONS>。

»»With experience of being photographed and watching photographers how to work, models could also become photographers. From Helena Christensen to Nigel Barker, were all successful fashion photographers who used to walk the runway in fashion shows.

The first former model and photographer introduced to you was Helena Christensen, who won the crown of Miss Denmark in 1987 and was praised by Gianni Versace as “The most perfect body on earth.” To prove that she was not only had beauty but also brains, she worked on fashion photography and found fashion magazine Nylon. Her photography talent showed on Tommy Hilfiger’s 2012 campaign and 2013 VS magazine’s “Oh Land by Helena Christensen” set a great model for the following fashion photography generation.

The judge of American Next Top Models, Nigel Barker, used to work as model for 10 years. However, after he noticed that the modeling industry was shrinking, he turned to photography when he was 24. His work became well-known and published on many fashion magazines, like GQ and Interview. Also his fame was broadcasted in the show during the 17 seasons.

Indrani Pal-Chaudhuri started modeling since 14. Due to her abundant traveling experience and collaboration with working partner Markus Klinko, she converted to photography world in 1995. Through Isabella Blow’s recommendation, they had the chance to show their skills and creativities in shooting of David Bowie and Iman. Also their first book ICONS claimed that they were on the way to fashion photography masters.««

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