An exhibition running from 19 July to 2nd August 2011
Let's start with the obvious. Glamour photography is/can be fine art. Of course not all glamour photography is artistic - I doubt it The Sun
page 3 pictures of 'luvlies' would qualify but the subject matter does not preclude it from being artistic.
Oddly enough until the 1960s there was no "glamour" photography as such, it was all under the "erotic" umbrella. Its precursor was the "pinup" photography of the 1940s and 1950s. Then in 1953 Marilyn Monroe posed for Playboy
and from then on the glamour girl/model appeared on the scene.
What exactly is glamour ?(Note: I use the British spelling) Glamour photography portrays a woman as alluring and sexual, usually in a fairly static way. It is not overexplicit - the well known "hand bra" pose is staple glamour, so is the shower shot.
Digital photography has seen an explosion of glamour - anyone with a camera is a potential glamour photographer - and through advertising and magazines such as FHM
everyone is acquainted with the "glamour style".
But there is also a backlash to the bad taste of much popular glamour photography and the digital era has also seen the birth of high quality, artistic glamour, relying on very beautiful, if somewhat conventionally so, models, interesting backgrounds, exceptionally good lighting techniques, an imaginative use of standard poses.
Enough said, if interested, you will find more reading material here [link]
I have searched dA galleries for good examples of glamour photography, starting with our very own faves here at #fineart-photography
Enjoy the show and dont forget to fave the news article [link]
and leave a comment.
For this exhibition we welcome more suggestions of thumbs from the membership. If you think something spectacularly good has not been included please let us have a thumb.
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