LES INDISCRÈTES: UNPUBLISHED PHOTOGRAPHS BY JEANLOUP SIEFF essay by Christian Caujolle
Steidl, 2009 First edition, 199 pp., 9 3/4" X 12" Hardcover
"Les Indiscretes." Is a photo book of Jeanloup Sieff, a photographer born in Paris, France. As a freelance journalist, he emerged in the field of news photography, and although he belonged to Magnum Photos, he left the group in 1958. After that, Jeanloup Sieff, who was active mainly as a fashion photographer such as Harper's Bazaar and Vogue, in search of more free photography. In particular, the co-starring with the photographer Guy Bourdan, who was active at the same time, in the French version of Vogue attracted a lot of attention. Innovative compositions, captivating stories, elegant, sometimes provocative and sensual beautiful plates have fascinated many fans, and exhibitions have been held frequently in Japan since the 1980s and 2000. This book is composed of unpublished works of thief published in 2009, and contains plates taken from the 1950s to 2000. The plates selected by the thief's wife, Barbara, are full of highlights, from early reportage to fashion, landscapes, and portraits (including celebrities), and are a collection of works where you can fully enjoy the charm of the thief.