Karl Lagerfeld is known for many of his facets, qualities, one-liners and creative outputs. As Chanel’s HCIC (head creative in charge), Lagerfeld carries years of experience in several fields under his belt. Moreover, he’s very good with a camera.
The exhibition reveals Lagerfeld’s many areas of
interest including architecture, landscapes, Paris
by night, portraits and self-portraits, fashion
photography, and abstractions. Two grand photo installations -
Daphnis and Chloe and Le Voyage d’Ulysse – complete this comprehensive display of Lagerfeld’s photographic exhibition.
Such creative flexibility and the desire never to repeat himself influence Lagerfeld’s photographic vision, as well as his ambition to preserve fleeting impressions that might otherwise slip by forgotten.
Karl Lagerfeld: A Visual Journey, his upcoming exhibition which take place at the Pinacothèque Museum in Paris will cover several of his photographic works, from brooding architectural shots and Parisian urban landscapes, and naturally, his self-portaits. The exhibition opens on Friday the 16th of October, here is a preview of what is to come.
Despite Lagerfeld’s impressive productivity as a photographer, he began his photographic career relatively late. He took his first professional photos in 1987, then ironically more out of necessity than choice. From the beginning, Lagerfeld has concerned himself as much with different photographic exposure and printing techniques, as with his compositions themselves. To him a photo is never just an image, but a visual object whose identity depends on the medium in which he brings it to life.
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