|New York Times Style Section Page 8, Sunday, September 9, 2012|
Photo by Anne Deniau
The photo by Anne Deniau was featured in an article called McQueen Backstage, in Front of the Lens by Eric Wilson in the New York Times on Sunday, September 9, 2012. Deniau has an upcoming book called "Loves Looks Not With the Eyes: Thirteen Years with Lee Alexander McQueen". These 400 images were compiled in the course of photographing backstage images for the designer's archives and publicity material.
What I like about Deniau's photo is how this singular image conveys life and death, glamour and gloom. The dress seems alive. The background is plain, and the lighting simple and yet this one image says so much. When I photograph the selected items from the Ryerson Fashion Research Collection for the Memories of a Dress Project, I want the images to be alive - to be more than dusty, old dresses.
Wilson, Eric. "McQueen Backstage, in Front of the Lens" The New York Times 9 Sept. 2012, S8. Print.