" In every fashion decade there is one photographer who doesn't just interpret the mood of the time, but sets it. Over the last six or seven years, that photographer has been Steven Meisel, a svengali behind the lens who not only changes ducklings into swans, but, more important for the Baby Boom generation, has brought older women back into spotlight. Now thanks to him, the wrinkle-challenged are heading for a new lease for life. "
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"I was working for a company as a creative advisor and doing researching all the time. There was a Steven Meisel folder on my computer because I was collecting his works as an inspiration for our future editorial shootings and projects. Using a detail from his works could make my work look better. He is the best of our time.
One day I realised, I was also collecting his own pictures. I don't know why I did that, because of course he was a beautiful man but not that attractive to make me feel collect his own pictures. He wasn't a poster boy for me 😊 I think his Garboesque attitude drived me to do that in depth. I always loved the enigmatic, mysterious characters and stories and of course, perfectionism.
Then I decided to put those few pictures to the Instagram. Without any plan or expectation. What could I expect btw? Maybe I just wanted to make visible the man, who is the most invisible one of the industry.
When I started to share the pictures, the account become popular so fast. Many people started to follow, who I admired for long time. The account gave me the opportunity of the reaching out to my muses, heroes in the world of fashion, music, cinema and art. Legendary names, his best friends and colleagues, I have never dreamed to talk. Madonna, Linda Evangelista, Naomi Campbell, John Galliano, Marc Jacobs, Philip Tracy, Thierry Mugler, Marisa Berenson, Tim Blanks and the most respectful names of the world which I inspired for many years. I had a chance to talk with them time to time via DM, Instagram stories and comments and it taught me all the stars are reachable, even Steven’s himself.
We never met face to face and we'll never do that but I already feel like I knew him, maybe more than somebody, who saw and touched him in real. Thinking and working about someone that deeply for more than four years, makes you feel understood his personality, emotions and something about the character.
In the past four years, I transformed to a real Meisel specialist. I learned a lot about him. I learned to understand his work very well. Maybe I also learned how to read photography better. It kinda became a school for me....