February 20, 2014

Ride A Wave

Martin Munkacsi and Gianpaolo BarbieriWith a background in reportage and sports photography, Hungarian photographer Martin Munkacsi became a pioneer in active, candid-style fashion photography.  Ca. 1929, Munkacsi captured a motorcyclist in Budapest splashing his way through a puddle; the image typified the photographer’s dynamic images so full of life. Years later, it would appear Gianpaolo Barbieri would look to Munkacsi when photographing model Christiana Steidten atop a Guzzi motorcycle for Vogue Italia, 1974.

 

Comparison Courtesy of: Juan Andrés Puertas

Martin Munkacsi Motorcyclist, Budapest, ca. 1929

Martin Munkacsi Motorcyclist, Budapest, ca. 1929

Christiana Steidten by Gian Paolo Barbieri for Vogue Italia, 1974

Christiana Steidten by Gian Paolo Barbieri for Vogue Italia, 1974

 

 

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