A Brief History of Fashion Photography- Part 1 Cecil Beaton

A few years ago BBC Four aired 7 Images That Changed Fashion Photography where Rankin recreates seven of his favourite images as he takes a journey through a brief history of the fashion photograph. By re-staging iconic images by Cecil Beaton, Erwin Blumenfeld, Richard Avedon, Helmut Newton, Herb Ritts, David Bailey and Guy Bourdin, Rankin exposed the ways in which fashion photography uses fantasy and beauty to communicate something about reality. The first part is on Cecil Beaton’s work. Enjoy!

Marius Troy