Clive Arrowsmith Fashion, Beauty & Portraits
Size: 315 mm x 265 mm
Illustrations: 250 colour, 50 b&w
- Clive Arrowsmith is one of the world's most celebrated fashion and celebrity photographers
- Clive Arrowsmith has photographed a who's who of celebrities including Yves Saint Laurent, Richard Gere, Yoko Ono and The Dalai Lama. He has worked extensively for Vogue and for fashion designers such as Kansai Yamamoto
- Introduction by Michael Roberts (Vanity Fair, Tatler, Sunday Times, Vogue)
"Clive could always come up with a psychedelic vision to suit the current mood of far-out fantasy in fashion. In one sitting, he was able to capture not only the romance of a Dior coat but the futurism of Pierre Cardin." Grace Coddington quoted from her book Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue
"Clive Arrowsmith is the Caravaggio of the 21st century. He creates magic and dreams, he is the master of light." Marcella Martinelli, Fashion director
"Clive is like the St. Francis of photography - he can charm the birds right out of the trees, but then tells better stories. His work combines not only a creative mind and technical excellence, but most importantly, a real connection with his subjects." Michael Daks, Professor of Photography at Paris College of Art & Istituto Marangoni, Paris
"Clive Arrowsmith's insightful portraits shimmer with artful lighting and technical mastery, reflecting his own deep humorous humanity." Nicholas Vreeland
Clive Arrowsmith is a celebrated London-based international photographer. After leaving art school where he studied painting and design, he began taking photographs whilst working as a graphic designer for television. Leaving television to work as a photographer, he soon gained commissions from leading fashion magazines, most notably, British and French Vogue, Harpers, The Sunday Times Colour Magazine,Vanity Fair, Esquire U.S.A, and F.T. "How to Spend It".
Clive continues to work in this genre in both editorial and advertising photography and is equally known for his music and celebrity images: Paul McCartney, Wings, Mick Jagger, Jeff Beck, George Harrison, Daniel Barenboim, Anna Netrebko, Art Garfunkel, Def Leppard, Prince Charles, Michael Caine and Damien Hirst to name a few. Clive is also an accomplished landscape and still life photographer and is the only photographer to have shot the Pirelli Calendar two years in succession.
Having worked on many major stills advertising campaigns, such as De Beers, Revlon, G.H.D. Morello, Caroline Castigliano, Lexus, Hassleblad etc, Clive has continued to broaden his creative scope moving on to direct commercials for Heinz, Revlon, Hamlet Cigars (winner of The Silver Lion Cannes Film Festival), Rapeed Sunglasses, Greenmail Whitney Beer, music videos for artists like Lee Griffiths, Jamiroquai, Jools Holland, ZTT and Def Leppard, and album covers such as Wings' 'Band on the Run.' This is the first book to celebrate his career.
What the press have said about this book...
Jeffery Felner, a historian of fashion and style: "Arrowsmith is not a photographer that one can easily describe but it is safe to say that he is part Avedon, Hiro, Mapplethorpe, Ritts, Bourdin, Scavullo, Coffin, and more. His influences are vast, and his output is nothing less than astounding and prodigious."
"[Arrowsmith's] work rapidly became the stuff of legend and today his portfolio bursts at the seams with stunning portraiture of musicians, actors, fashion designers, supermodels, even magazine editors." Cream Magazine
"Images from one of the most celebrated fashion and celebrity photographers of all time." --Hungertv"
The contents of Clive Arrowsmith: Fashion, Beauty & Portraits are nothing short of breathtaking. The execution is everything you would ever want in a book focused on fashion and beauty photography including the size and quality of reproduction. . . This is a spectacular coffee table book that will no doubt become rabbit eared after having been perused time after time and year after year.” – Jeffrey Felner, New York Journal of Books
"I'm not surprised, after all, with such a level of attention through every stage, from image creation to book design, it would be amiss to expect the book to be produced without Arrowsmith overseeing it. It’s this strive for perfection that has led to him becoming one of Britain’s finest-ever photographers." Daniel Lezano, Digital SLR Photography
"Back in the day Clive Arrowsmith was the original party animal, living the dream in the hedonistic sixties and seventies. His new book recalls those crazy times and showcases his outstanding photography" Terry Hope, Professional Photographer Magazine
"A doorstop-sized collection of his acclaimed fashion, beauty and portrait photography, it’s a glossy, eye-popping testament to a mammoth canon of work." Nathan Bevan
“Clive Arrowsmith has left no stone unturned and has endowed us with one of the great photographic archives of this generation. His collaborations are nothing short of a who’s who of our lives.” The Examiner