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The first mainstream publication on a future superstar of contemporary fashion photography. Erik Madigan Heck is a photographer, artist and the founding editor of art and fashion publication Nomenus Quarterly. He has collaborated with fashion designers and labels including Anne Demeulemeester, Haider Ackermann, Kenzo and Giambattista Valli. Susan Bright is the author of Art Photography Now, published by Thames & Hudson. Justine Picardie is Editor-in-Chief of Harper’s Bazaar UK. Her previous books include Coco Chanel: The Legend and the Life.

100 illustrations 36.0 x 25.0 cm 160pp paperback ISBN 978 0 500 544709 February £28.00

Erik Madigan Heck: Old Future Essays by Susan Bright and Justine Picardie


In contemporary fashion photography, Erik Madigan Heck is something of an anomaly – a very successful anomaly who steers his own path. His work is elegant and unashamedly beautiful, exploring the intersections of fashion, painting and classical portraiture. Working with natural light and combining in-camera effects with digital post-production, he produces evocative and seductive images that are simultaneously timeless and futuristic. His work stands alongside that of the greats, yet he is a true original and no mere impersonator. Erik Madigan Heck: Old Future presents more than 100 photographs in a flowing, chromatic sequence. With essays by Susan Bright and Justine Picardie that look at Heck’s place within the realms of both art photography and fashion, and with an index to the photographs captioning the piece, model, designer, collection or publication in which each image appeared, this book is the essential introduction to a future master of fashion photography.

Thames & Hudson Spring 2017 Catalogue  
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