Jeanloup Sieff: Ballet, Paris Opera, 1960
Jeanloup Sieff: Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, 1971
Jeanloup Sieff: Derrière Anglais, Paris, 1969
Jeanloup Sieff, Carolyn Carlson, Paris, 1974
Jeanloup Sieff: Sylvie, Paris, 1985
Jeanloup Sieff: Catherine Deneuve, Paris, 1969
Jeanloup Sieff, Liza Minelli, Paris, 1969
The Photography of Jeanloup Sieff: An Eternal Dandy
The French photographer Jeanloup Sieff (1933-2000) is a legend in fashion photography and one of the most prominent photographers of his generation. The Moderna Museet in Stockholm is presenting the first Nordic solo exhibition of Jeanloup Sieff’s work, which features a selection from Sieff’s photographic oeuvre.
Sieff began photography in the early 1950s as a contemporary of Helmut Newton and David Bailey, belonging to the generation succeeding Irving Penn. In the course of a long career, his photography spanned from fashion, advertising and portraits to reportage and landscapes. His images are often sensual and elegant, and in the 1960s he was much in demand as a fashion photographer, especially in New York City, where he lived for many years. Sieff was awarded several prizes, including the Prize Niepce, the Chevalier des Arts et Lettres in Paris in 1981 and the Grand Prix National de la Photographie in 1992.
Jeanloup Sieff had a huge popular appeal in France, the Unites States and elsewhere. His black-and-white photographs, always elegant and exquisitely printed, became his trademark style. Dancers and nudes were two recurring themes in his works. A trendy man about town all his life, early risers in Paris grew accustomed to seeing the long-haired, debonaire man driving a stylish vintage English sports car for his early morning breakfast in the St Germain district of Paris.
The Photography of Jeanloup Sieff
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