This week we went to the Guy Bourdin: Image Maker exhibition, the largest ever UK exhibition of the legendary photographer’s work. Known for the intense colour of his provocative images, the exhibition charts the famous image maker’s work from 1955 to 1987.
The exhibition is dominated by Bourdin’s work in the late 70s for Paris Vogue and his advertising campaigns for shoe designer Charles Jourdan. The ‘Walking Legs’ series is a particular favourite and showcases the shoes on a mannequin’s legs in unusual settings.
The photography is complemented by Polaroid test shots, double-page spread layouts, contact sheets, drawings and transparencies marked for composition that explore Bourdin’s craftsmanship in a pre-digital age.
For those of you who are unable to see the exhibition below are a selection of some of our favourite images.
The exhibition ends on the 15 March 2015