My small homage to fashion photographer Henry Clarke, (born L.A. 1918 – 1996, Le Cannet, France). Discover and enjoy my introduction to his creative vision.
I have shown photos of Henry Clarke on this site, and would like to show more of his work, as a small homage and way to remind us of the exceptional way he captured fashion and beauty.
He created a visual fantasy, or at times takes us to an exotic location with his photos, or to a place where we can imagine the story, and wish we could be there.
With his way to create a story through his images, he makes us dream, a pose, the twist of a head, with a smile, a look, he can stir our emotions.
The photos tell a pure and powerful visual message. He tells a story with one or two people, beauty, light and shadow, black and white. His imagery is so strong, objects become symbols, a background becomes a monument, or surreal. The over sized scale, or perspective of some settings, become visual patterns.
His photos are timeless, at the same time very modern. He was able to convey a feeling of the moment in their time, while telling us a story, a fantasy, and in time his photos become a documentary of a certain moment in fashion history.
See more posts with images by Henry Clarke in this voyage of discovery of Henry Clarke’s visions…
photo credit: photographer: Henry Clarke,
collection of photographs owned by the Musée de la Mode et du Costume, Paris.