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Rejecting hypersexualized glamour, Posturing celebrates aesthetic oddness
A book about a new movement in fashion photography, Posturing shows how 21 contemporary fashion photographers use the body and its positioning to tell new stories in new ways. Through 58 photographs, plus interviews with photographers, stylists, set designers and commissioning editors, Posturing shows how this trend is changing the way that fashion is presented.
Edited by Holly Hay, photography director at Wallpaper, and fashion curator Shonagh Marshall, Posturing celebrates aesthetic oddness in a style of photography that rejects the hyper-sexualized body and celebrity-driven, glamour-obsessed vision of fashion that has glorified naked consumerism. This is a style that is changing traditional ideas of clothing, casting and images, also recontextualizing what the body means to fashion, and what fashion can mean to the body. Posturing is a record of that change and this new movement, capturing the voices and visions of those most integral to creating it.
Photographers include Andrea Artemisio, Bibi Cornejo Borthwick, Blommers & Schumm, Brianna Capozzi, Casper Sejersen, Charlie Engman, Charlotte Wales, Coco Capitán, Estelle Hanania, Hanna Moon, Johnny Dufort, Joyce Ng, Lena C. Emery, Mark Peckmezian, Marton Perlaki, Pascal Gambarte, Reto Schmid, Suffo Moncloa, Tim Elkaïm, Tyrone Lebon and Zoë Ghertner.