Some ways to beautiful photos. Work of Peter Cakovsky.
One of the last remaining icons of 1960’s sex appeal and French film stars of the New Wave era, Vanity Fair recently visited the rarely interviewed Brigitte Bardot for their March 2012 issue. For the rest of 2012, the photo collection „BB Forever: Brigitte Bardot, the Legend” will travel the country, appearing at Sofitel hotels in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, and, finally New York. You can read about the visit here, and check out some iconic photos of the „Temptress of St. Tropez” below.
April 3–September 2, 2012
In the late 1970s, the mostly self-taught, Los Angeles–based photographer Herb Ritts stumbled upon success, after his impromptu images of his longtime friend Richard Gere—taken at a California gas station, on a lark—were widely published and well received. For the next two decades, Ritts distinguished himself from his East Coast counterparts with his clean, minimal aesthetic and knack for Southern California light and landscapes. He also built an incomparable portfolio of fashion and celebrity portraiture as well as provocative, sculptural nudes, often featuring famous athletes and dancers. Before his untimely death in 2002, at the age of 50, Ritts had been the master behind 13 music videos (Madonna, Janet Jackson, Britney Spears), more than 50 television commercials (Chanel, Calvin Klein, Estée Lauder), hundreds of magazine spreads, with almost 40 covers for Vanity Fair alone, and eight books, including this month’s Herb Ritts L.A. Style—a retrospective monograph and exhibition on display at Los Angeles’s J. Paul Getty Museum from April 3 through August 26. Approaching the 10th anniversary of his death, VF.com refocuses on Ritts’s multifaceted and ever fashionable career, with an exclusive selection of renowned as well as several previously unpublished photographs from the show.
( Lenora Jane Estes, Vanity Fair)