Camera crazy

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Steidl, 2004 - Photography - 200 pages
For the past 30 years, I've been taking photos of people with cameras when on location, at home, and in my studio. During this time my camera collection has grown to over one hundred, and I still use every one of them! I got my first in 1965: a Nikon F. Next was a Leica M-2 with a Summicron 35mm lens. Soon after I moved into larger formats. First came a Graflex 4 x 5 and a Rolleiflex. Then Hasselblads, Linhofs and Mamiyas. My most recent purchase is a digital Olympus that I love to use for personal work. They are all close friends. I am truly camera crazy! I think the pictures in this book reflect that I am not the only one! --Arthur Elgort
A master of the snapshot aesthetic, Arthur Elgort is one of the most famous camera-toting people in the world. In Camera Crazy, he takes pictures of other camera-toting people, from children to supermodels, from strangers back to himself. There's Cindy Crawford and Richard Gere, cameras at the ready. There's a crowd of paparazzi. It's an endless and ever-growing sea of lenses, this camera crazy culture of ours. Sometimes it seems as if we can't even see unless it's through a lens! And who better to capture the contemporary zeitgeist than the maestro of the framed moment: Arthur Elgort.

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About the author (2004)

Arthur Elgort is one of the most influential fashion photographers of his generation. Born in New York in 1940, he has worked for some of the icons of the fashion industry--Valentino, Comme des Garcons, Oscar de la Renta, Chanel, Azzadine Alaia, and Karl Lagerfeld--and his work has been commissioned and reproduced in every international edition of "Vogue. Elgort's books include the bestseller "Arthur Elgort's Models Manual. His work has been shown in galleries throughout the world.