Time is running out for you to see the work of visionary fashion photographer at Somerset House in Guy Bourdin: Image Maker, the biggest ever exhibition of his work, charting the course of his work from Man Ray protégé to the pages of Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar.
On display for the first time are photographs of Bourdin’s “Walking Legs,” a series of images for shoemaker Charles Jourdan — created long before Photoshop — showing elegant disembodied legs strolling along various streets, train platforms, hotel rooms and gardens across Britain.
It also features Bourdin’s grainy, Super-8 films of models during shoots; his work-in-progress paintings that reveal an obsession with geometry and balance, and the myriad images he shot for French Vogue and Jourdan, two of his great champions.
Over 100 vivid colour exhibition prints, as well as early and late works in black and white, will be on display, along with Polaroid test shots, contact sheets and transparencies.
Go before it closes on March 15.
Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 1LA. www.somersethouse.org.uk