Artist of the moment…..Photographer Deborah Turbeville

Deborah Turbeville is an American photographer born in Boston, Massachusetts in the year 1938. Turbeville moved to New York City at the age of twenty to work for a well known designer.

Below a clip showing some fashion photographs of Deborah Turbeville.

On her style, she is renown for destroying the image or breaking it down before rebuilding it. The artist enjoys things that are worn down.

She was commissioned to shoot Versailles for Jackie Kennedy. For this project she went to find the unseen and undiscovered. Many of the images in this series have a haunted or ghostly feel. Turbeville went to look for memories. Shooting not only the front of various well known locales, but also the hidden pathways and doors slightly hidden and forgotten.

Didn’t start photography until the age of twenty as she aspired to be an actress.

price range info: Most images priced between $1,000 and $7,000.

Her work has appeared in many fashion magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Baazar, Mademoiselle, Nova magazine,   and the New York Times.

Received Albert Eisenstadt award, another photographer already featured here, for magazine photography.

Received a Fulbright Scholarship for a lecture series in Russia in 2002.

In this clip we visit a shoot for Vogue Italia in 2010.

Throughout the year lives in New York City, Russia, and Mexico.

In this clip Turbeville talks about her methods of photographing the model.

A link to the artist’s website:  http://www.deborahturbeville.com/

Most famous series for Turbeville was a series titled the Bath House Series shot in 1975 that featured scantily clad or nearly nude females.

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