Fashion photography has had possibly its best time in the eighties. The photographic style of this era has been characterized by photographers like Sante D'Orazio. Everyone has seen his pictures of stars and supermodels like Naomi Campbell. They made history on the covers of glossy magazines such as Vogue and Elle. His nudes were shown regularly in playboy.
We met Sante D'Orazio at his exhibition 'Double Cross' at the NRW Forum in Dusseldorf. One half of this exhibition deals with photographs taken in the eighties 'behind the scenes'. The faces of the people in those pictures showing the excessive lifestyle of the fashion scene were scratched out to make those photographs publishable.
The second parts of the exhibition shows Sante's new work in which he portrays the high priests of modern art.