JOHN WRIGHT

LET THEM EAT CAKE

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John Wright is a talented British photographer renowned for his portraits of the greatest stars of modern rock. The band U2, Lady Gaga, Paul McCartney, and Michael Jackson all belong to his body of work, as do his countless collaborations with prestigious magazines (Vanity Fair, GQ), with studios located between London, Paris, and Shanghai, and with luxury brands (Louis Vuitton, Dior, and Fendi). His photograph of singer Lily Allen posing with black panthers contributed to his international renown, enabling him to win magazine cover of the year in 2009. Born in Glasgow, Scotland, John Wright comes from a working-class milieu, and, despite his move to the flamboyant city of Los Angeles to work as a photographer, he has not forgotten his roots and affirms: ?What I do does not define me, just as where I grew up does not define me either.?  ... See more See less

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What I do does not define me, just as where I grew up does not define me either

JOHN WRIGHT

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John Wright is an artist inspired by the relationships between people and places. He treats his subjects elegantly, capturing their personalities in unique ways. His brilliant artistic career has traversed many genres. Recently, he has become more famous for his fashion portraits. He regularly collaborates with emblematic brands such as Louis Vuitton and Dior and provides images for publishing giants such as Vanity Fair and GQ. A master of staging, John Wright is inspired by the realm of cinema to produce his vibrant and playful compositions. Let Them Eat Cake was produced in London in 2014 and ironically celebrates the grandeur of the Louis XVI era, combined with an influence from contemporary fashion. Making reference to classical art, the three models with extravagant hairdos pose proudly in the midst of a modern loft.

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06 February 2017

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