I'm not sure when or how I stumbled on Guy Bourdin's work, but it was in the last couple of years. Any who here goes number three.
I wanted to write you a little note, letting you know that recently no other photographer has inspired my work as much as your fashion photographs. I've masqueraded as a photographer for 15 years then three years ago started making a living with a camera, and when ever I get in a funk lately I check you out on Google for a little inspiration. I love that your work is about the girls, and the garments, not about big productions. Yeah it's a little kinky, and I'm a dude so I dig that, but it's a fun kink, like Helmut Newton an appreciation for what was in from of the lens, not a objectified object. Yeah a feminist might kick me in the balls for that, oh well.
Another thing that draws me to your work is probably a product of the time you worked. I like photographs that are photographs, what I mean by that is when I look at contemporary fashion images they aren't photographs any more. With all the retouching and photoshoping I think fashion photography has become fashion photo based illustration. I'm over perfect plastic looking skin, porcelain white eyes, not a hair out of place, perfect symmetry, and liquified bodies.
Thanks for making great photographs for a long time so I have a bunch to look at, I hope you enjoyed it.