This image was, in fact, created on a photo shoot for an Italian designer. When Herb Ritts received the designer’s clothing, he and his stylist rejected it and dressed his model in overalls instead. The pictures were not what the magazine requested, but it was so powerful that they ran them anyway, causing a sensation!
Place your bid on Fred With Tires, Hollywood (1984) on artnet Auctions.
Happy Birthday Herb Ritts
Celebrated photographer Herb Ritts was born on this day in 1952.
Ritts’ inimitable portraiture, classical treatment of the nude, and innovative approach to fashion photography brought him international fame.
We worked with the Herb Ritts Foundation to create this fantastic online catalogue of his biography, work, exhibitions, and more.
Bid on artwork by Herb Ritts on artnet Auctions.
Herb Ritts for Versace
“For me, the most important thing I learned was just honing my eye. I think I had a good eye.” - Herb Ritts
His photograph, Versace, Veiled Dress, El Mirage (1990), is live for bidding on artnet Auctions.
Ritts’ L.A. Style
Herb Ritts: L.A. Style
Don’t miss the first big museum presentation of L.A.-based fashion photographer Herb Ritts’ erotic nudes!
Opens today at Getty Museum.