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Louis Vuitton publishes “Fashion Eye”, a brand new collection of photographic books that continues the tradition of travel so key to the brand. The collection opens with five titles: Miami by Guy Bourdin, Paris by Jeanloup Sieff, Shanghai by Wing Shya, California by Kourtney Roy, and India by Henry Clarke.
Celebrated by Louis Vuitton since 1854, the art of travel never ceases to amaze with this collection of albums. Each showcases a city, country, or region seen through the lens of established or up-and-coming photographers, both contemporary stars and leading figures of decades past. The photographers offer striking contrasts between urban panoramas and natural landscapes, scenes of local life and more contemplative works. The books set out to conquer great cities or dream destinations, with each photographer providing their own personal point of view: flashy and delectable shots, personal archives, iconic staging, sophisticated and glamorous photographs, and intense black-and-white images.
“Fashion Eye” establishes an unprecedented dialog between emerging talents, seasoned photographers, and fashion photography legends, comparing contemporary creation with little-known archival treasures. The collection also draws attention to heritage archives from the collections of emblematic fashion photographers, rarely or never before seen in this way.
Each title features a hundred or so large-format color and/or black-and-white images, together with biographical information and an interview with the photographer or a critical essay. “Fashion Eye” has already laid claim to being a collection of invaluable reference works, as much in terms of its approach as its aesthetics. Each album can be purchased separately or in a boxed set of the first five destinations.