Schiaparelli, Lindbergh and a reflection about photography

On muses, photographs and photography…

Me at Peter Lindbergh’s KNOWN AND ”THE UNKNOWN” exhibition at Galleria Carla Sozzani from September 7th to November 4th. Picture taken by Giorgia

Legendary Parisian Maison Schiaparelli  re opened at 21, Place Vendôme, in Paris, forty years after the death of its Italian owner and designer Elsa Schiaparelli. New ambassador, muse and face of the maison is Farida Khelfa, actress and model. An icon of French elegance, photographed (with French actor Vincent Perez) by Peter Lindberg in what I consider one of the best Vogue’s photoshoots ever. I also want to show you some pictures I took at ” Known and The Unknown“ exhibition in Milano at Galleria Carla Sozzani. I visited it with my bloggers friends Ale of Verdementablog and Giorgia of Morbida la vita. As Sozzani said “ The exhibition “The Unknown” tells the fascinating story of aliens and ufos, starring supernatural beauties as extraterrestials. As a counter position, the next room is dedicated to the “Known” photos of the supermodels of a generation, Naomi, Linda, Kate, Tatjana, Nadja, and Milla… portrayed in the most striking natural black and white iconic Lindbergh shots.”

In addition to what has been said so far, I would like to amicably provoke a futher discussion by asking you something:

Does it make sense to take pictures of a picture?

I think so if this adds new elements to the original pictures (like shades, reflections, original points of view). Let me know what you think about it, I’m so curious!

La leggendaria Maison parigina Schiaparelli ha riaperto al 21 di Place  Vendôme, 40 anni dopo la morte della indimenticabile Elsa. Nuova ambasciatrice, musa e volto della maison è Farida Khelfa, attrice ed ex modella di origine tunisina, nonchè, a  buon diritto, icona dello stile francese nel mondo. Di lei ricordo un servizio apparso su Vogue Italia nel 2011, in cui veniva magistralmente ritratta, insieme all’attore francese Vincent Perez, dal fotografo Peter Lindberg. Uno dei migliori servizi fotografici di Vogue Italia in assoluto, secondo me. Vi mostro qualche immagine, riportandovi anche alcune delle foto che ho scattato alla mostra “Known and The Unknown”, ancora in corso a Milano, alla Galleria Carla Sozzani in Corso Como 10. Ci sono andata insieme alle mie amiche bloggers Ale di Verdementablog e Giorgia di Morbida la vita. Come ben descritto dalla Sozzani stessa: “The Unknown” raccorta l’affascinante storia di alieni e ufo, mettendo in campo bellezze soprannatuali ed extraterrestri. Al contrario il “Known”  mostra le foto di una generazione di ultranote supemodelle, Naomi, Linda, Kate, Tatjana, Nadja, and Milla… ritratte nei più iconici e naturali scatti in bianco e nero di Lindbergh”. 

A margine vorrei anche lanciare una piccolissima provocazione, o meglio stimolare una riflessione, ponendovi questa domanda:

Ha senso fotografare la fotografia?

Secondo me si, se questo aggiunge elementi nuovi e punti di vista inediti all’immagine originale.

Fatemi sapere cosa ne pensate voi, aspetto nuovi spunti di riflessione!

Stills from a Movie. Farida Khelfa & Vincent Perez by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Italia July 2011

Stills from a Movie. Farida Khelfa & Vincent Perez by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Italia July 2011

Stills from a Movie. Farida Khelfa & Vincent Perez by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Italia July 2011

Stills from a Movie. Farida Khelfa & Vincent Perez by Peter Lindbergh for Vogue Italia July 2011

Picture taken by me at Peter Lindbergh’s KNOWN AND ”THE UNKNOWN” exhibition at Galleria Carla Sozzani from September 7th to November 4th

Picture taken by me at Peter Lindbergh’s KNOWN AND ”THE UNKNOWN” exhibition at Galleria Carla Sozzani from September 7th to November 4th

Picture taken by me at Peter Lindbergh’s KNOWN AND ”THE UNKNOWN” exhibition at Galleria Carla Sozzani from September 7th to November 4th

 

  • Giorgia Marino

    Non so se abbia senso fotografare la fotografia, non mi pongo il problema: qualunque cosa tu possa fare per far arrivare sensazioni e informazioni e chi non ha avuto la possibilità di vedere con i propri occhi, ha senso.

    Tu, peraltro, sei particolarmente brava a far arrivare le cose in modo genuino e aggiungere un che di ulteriormente poetico insieme.

    Raccontare ha senso.
    Un bacio.

    • http://myvintagecurves.it/ My Vintage Curves

      Grazie! Quella di raccontare evocando è sempre stata una delle mie massime aspirazioni :*

  • http://achtstundensindkeintag.blogspot.de/ sabine

    i think it makes sense to take photos from pictures. not only your choise which picture you take but also the way you shot it is a statement of you and your personality. for us strangers it is a bit like a look behind a curtain to see your pictures.
    beautiful pants! i love flower print on pants and especially with such big flowers.

    • http://myvintagecurves.it/ My Vintage Curves

      Thank you Sabine, I think the same!

  • Lili Matic

    Cool post ! Love your blog ;)

    Would be great if we followed each other, don’t you think so ? :)
    I’d love it :)

    RUNWAY JUICE

    xoxo

    • http://myvintagecurves.it/ My Vintage Curves

      Sure! I already visited your facebook page!

  • http://vintagefrenchchic.wordpress.com/ Heather

    Interesting post.  But what I really like are your pants!  Those are super cute.  Funny…I just bought a pair of floral pants last week with big red roses all over them.  I will be featuring them in an upcoming post.  

    • http://myvintagecurves.it/ My Vintage Curves

      I look forward to seeing the pictures!