Fashion Photographys Hottest Shots – Daily Beast

Avedon, boring!? Author Michael Gross would disagree (as would legions of Avedon fans). Avedon is an artist among rogues in Gross’s new book, Focus: The Secret, Sexy, Sometimes Sordid World of Fashion Photography. A follow-up to his 1995 bestseller, Model: The Ugly Business of Beautiful Women, this nearly 400-page history chronicles the development of fashion photography through the lives of the photographers. Mostly men, they were drawn to the field by the lure of money, glamour, artistic expression, and, of course, women (or men). In short, they were drawn by the same damn reasons that make this book such a delicious read.

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