Darn cool collaboration shoots for Bottega Veneta’s aw10 campaign by Robert Longo
“The Fall-Winter 2010/2011 season is centered on the silhouette and characterized by contrasts of structure and fluidity, stillness and movement, and masculine and feminine. The palette is dark and rich, illuminated by flashes of moody iridescence. Both the men’s and women’s collections touch on questions of strength and power, exploring ways of dressing that express a multifaceted individuality.
Robert Longo’s series “Men in the Cities,” created in the late 1970s and early 1980s, has influenced photographers for decades. The series, which depicts men and women in business attire contorted in extreme positions, began as photographs taken by Longo on his rooftop. The artist then created large-scale charcoal and graphite drawings from the photographs. Longo, who works in a wide range of media including sculpture, painting, drawing, photography, and film, has a virtuoso talent for evoking complex themes with simple, powerful imagery.”