September 16th – October 10th 2015
Hans Feurer « Exposure ».
Mead Carney and André Werther are proud to present ‘Exposure’, a retrospective of iconic works by legendary fashion photographer Hans Feurer.
Hans Feurer is considered one of the leading figures in fashion photography. His genre-defining career spans fifty years; from his famous shots of 1960’s ‘Swinging London’, the 1970’s Nova campaign and the revolutionary 1980’s KENZO campaigns, as well as numerous collaborations with the world’s most respected fashion publications including ELLE, VOGUE and NUMERO.
« Fashion has always fascinated me and I’ve always tried to understand the dream behind the images – and these photographs are kind of dream projections, you know? Of what one could be, of where one’s desires might lead you. »
Instantly recognisable characteristics of Feurer’s iconic photographs are intense natural settings bathed in a contrasting play of light and shadow and a bold juxtaposition between layers of rich fabric and the female form, all rendered in lush, cinematic colours with minimal retouching, leading to a prolific body of work; a world of authentic images, naturally lit and equally expressive, as they are alluring.
Feurer’s time spent travelling across Africa for two years in the late 1960’s was a crucial catalyst of the visual aesthetic that has come to define his work.
It was in Africa that Feurer discovered his exceptional sensibility for light and his love for the natural wonders of the continent. Strong influences of his travels are evident in the inherent sense of adventure Feurer’s images convey, as well as the raw, expressive quality of his photographs.
Feurer’s female figure is strong and ferocious, sensual and uninhibited, moving effortlessly, her expressions reflecting intensity and vigour. Crucial to Feurer’s work is to capture a very particular moment where an emotion reveals itself in the movement of the model and the scene truly comes to life. « I don’t do sterile, formal pictures », Feurer describes his process of capturing that elusive moment. « I like to make pictures that provoke an emotion and affect you in your feelings. For that, both the woman and the clothes need to come alive. »
In the 1980’s, the collaborations between designer Kenzo Takada and Hans Feurer marked a turning point in contemporary fashion photography. The era-defining advertising campaigns for KENZO, featuring super model Iman, subverted traditional campaign imagery through Feurer’s use of a new global aesthetic of culture looking further afield for inspiration.
Thirty years later, this powerful creative partnership between Feurer and Kenzo acted as a fundamental inspiration for Kenzo’s A/W 2013 collection and the subsequent book launch at KENZO in London, featuring one hundred and seventy five of Feurer’s most iconic images to illustrate his remarkable career.
Private View: 21th September 6.30–9pm
Mead Carney Fine Art, 45 Dover Street, Mayfair London, W1S 4FF www.meadcarney.com
March 19th – July 19th 2015
Yves Saint Laurent 1971 : La Collection du Scandale
The Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent is now revisiting the collection with an exhibition opening Mar 19.
Curated by Olivier Saillard, the director of the Palais Galliera, the premier museum of fashion and fashion history in Paris, Yves Saint Laurent: La Collection du Scandale will bring together original sketches, clothing, embroidery samples, and accessories along with archival photographs taken at the original 1971 couture presentation.
The collection marked a shift in Yves Saint Laurent’s trajectory, wrote Saillard: “It was the manifesto of a designer who now wanted to be the arbiter of ambiguity. It was a rough draft of the maturity to come.”
“Retrospective in its inspiration, it placed the historical exercise at the heart of the creative process in a new and different setting. Providing the carbon paper for the ‘retro’ fashions that were about to sweep across the second half of the twentieth century, the 1971 collection was the mirror that chased a disappearing world from its frame in order to welcome the reflection of a new generation.” Saillard explained.
January 22nd – March 15th 2015
Hans Feurer : Fashion without a Label.
The upcoming show will feature 23 images tracing the milestones of Feurer’s long-lasting, successful and enduring career, spanning almost five decades. A wide variety of works will be shown; including iconic pictures from the renowned Pirelli Calendar shot in 1974 and a selection of rare vintage photographs from the 1970s.
Qvale Galleri : Vibes gate 10, 0356 Oslo – E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone : ( + 47 ) 924 99 226/ 934 26 205 – Web : www.qvalegalleri.no
Sept 18 – Sept 24, 2014
On September 18th 2014 will open in Milan the exhibition dedicated to Hans Feurer, curated by Lele Del Fabbro; the exhibition will be held in the prestigious location “Palazzo della Permanente”, under the patronage of Regione Lombardia, Provincia di Milano, Comune di Milano and Camera Nazionale della Moda Italiana.
This retrospective traces back the milestones of his career throughout a selection of 60 photographic shots , starting back from the end of the sixties.
For more info, please contact Mario Rescio at email@example.com
June 5 – July 5, 2014
On June 4th 2014, RuArts Gallery, with the support of Vogue Russia will hold an exhibition of the world re-known fashion photographer – Hans Feurer. This will be the first time in Russia that Hans shows his work.
“Fashion has always fascinated me and I’ve always tried to understand the dream behind the style of clothes – and these photographs are kind of dream projections, you know? Of what one could be, of where one’s desires might lead you”.
“Hans Feurer | Fashion without a label”
A project by
S P I R I T O DUE
Maria Chiara Russo
Opening Saturday 25 January 2014 at 6.00pm
La Pinacoteca del Tesoriere
« Hans Feurer has been a mainstay of fashion photographer since the late 1960’s, but despite his influence, this legendary photographer has had no books dedicated to his work–until now. Feurer’s career has certainly been an illustrious, star-studded and influential one, and the models who were his subjects, the designers he profiled and the leading publications which featured his work comprise a roll call of the highest echelons of the fashion and magazine worlds »
« Iconic fashion photographer Hans Feurer teamed up with Kenzo to launch his new book.
Last week one of Wonderland’s favourite brands, Kenzo, hosted an in-store cocktail to celebrate the launch of fashion photographer extraordinaire Hans Feurer’s namesake new book. The photographer worked with all star art director Fabien Baron to create a retroactive look at his work including his work for Pirelli calendars, Kodak and various publications in the likes of Vogue Italia and Elle France.
Hans has a long running history with Kenzo, having shot iconic campaigns for the brand in the 80’s. These historic images are also included in the book »
« The legendary Swiss photographer admits he got into fashion to be around beautiful women. And for the past half-century, he’s been paying tribute to them with his sensual, free-spirited, and widly influential images -the best of which have finally been compiled into his first monograph. »
« In September 2013, Damiani released Hans Feurer, a career-spanning volume that explores Feurer’s innovative use of natural light and environnements in making groundbreaking fashion images that showcase the female form »