Edwynn Houk Gallery shows the first exhibition of French German photo artist Cathleen Naundorf to be presented in New York. On view until 27 February, 2016.
Drawing from a range of influences, including her background in painting, travel photojournalism, and fashion photography, in addition to her longstanding mentorship with photographer Horst P. Horst, Cathleen Naundorf photographs one of a kind couture fashions positioned within rich otherworldly scenes that the artist carefully constructs.
Naundorf works primarily in large format polaroid film, a tool which demonstrates her connection to the fashion world. Using her own unique development process, Naundorf manipulates the inherent textures and color variations found in each photograph to further enhance the painterly atmosphere and surface quality of her prints.
Cathleen Naundorf was born in Weißenfels, Germany in 1968. In 1997 she began photographing backstage at Paris fashion shows for Condé Nast. From 2005 to 2011, Naundorf undertook the epic series “Un rêve de mode” for which the artist gained unprecedented access to the couturiers’ archives of fashion houses in order to create her elaborate and cinematic images. Her work is consistently featured on the pages of Harper’s Bazaar and Condé Nast publications. The artist lives and works in London and Paris.
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