12.05.2011

ANTONIO LOPEZ: Instamatics

DIVINE (POLAROIDS), NEW YORK CITY, 1978

TINA CHOW, LONDON, 1975

MEN IN SHOWERS SERIES
KARL LAGERFELD
, NEW YORK CITY, 1976


Yves Saint Laurent, Pierre Berge, Marina Schiano, Jerry Hall, Paris, 1977

Read Jean-Jacques Naudet's tribute to Antonio Lopez

La Lettre de la Photographie 12.5.2011

"If Antonio Lopez had left us only his Instamatic photographs, and not his Drawings [and Fashion Illustrations] for which he is known, we would still have cause to celebrate a brilliant artistic vision. The compendium includes the most creative and innovative of those images, spanning the 1970’s. Most of these have never been published and will come as a revelation to those unfamiliar with this aspect of his achievements." – Twin Palms Publishers

"Antonio was a magnet for beautiful, fun, sexy people, and his portraits – done with a ten-dollar camera– exude that Latin lover artist passion that he was all about. He got more sex from a shoe and a drugstore camera than most fashion photographers got from nudes in a million-dollar studio. He never paid a hair or makeup man; he did it himself or had Way Bandy, then the best, do it for fun. Fun! Bandy worked five days a week for Avedon and Scavullo for huge money with contracts but worked all night free for Antonio." – from Instamatics, Antonio Lopez with Michael McKenzie Interview, June 28, 1976

3 comments:

by land by air by sea said...

today

when i looked through these on la lettre
i could not believe the amount of loss
it represented.

a record of loss.

B

JL Cancio said...

¡Incredibly beautiful and sad!

Linnea said...

Yes, beautiful and sad