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MERT ALAS AND MARCUS PIGGOTT

Picture Perfect: The photo duo behind some of fashion’s glossiest shots

Jump into the megawatt world of Mert and Marcus, the creative tour de force who have styled and shot some of the most powerful brands and personalities of our time, from Miu Miu to Angelina Jolie, Givenchy to Gisele Bündchen. Sourced from our best-selling Collector’s Edition, some 300 pictures illuminate the hyper-glamorous, hyper-glossy repertoire of a creative partnership that has defined and redefined standards for fashion.

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Mert and Marcus shape the global image of such renowned brands as Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi, Miu Miu, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, and Lancôme, and public figures including Lady Gaga, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bündchen, Björk, Angelina Jolie, and Rihanna. Their photographs encompass a wide range of styles and influences but are renowned particularly for their use of digitized augmentation of images, and a fascination for strong, sexually charged, confident female subjects: “powerful women, women with a meaning, a you-don’t-have-to-talk-or-move-too-much-to-tell-who-you-are kind of woman.”

The author

Charlotte Cotton is a curator and writer. She was head of the Wallis Annenberg Department of Photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (2007–2009), curator of photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum (1992–2004) and the head of programming at the Photographers Gallery (2004–2005) in London. She is also the founding editor of wordswithoutpictures.org.

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  • Hardcover, 26.2 x 35 cm, 408 pages
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