Bert Stern has enhanced the glamour of his images with the use of crystals, overlaid on the surface of his photographs. Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Twiggy, and Elizabeth Taylor, are some of the subjects in this new technique. These unique prints are playful and inventive and enrich the iconic images with a new dimension.
He started in the art department of
LOOK Magazine and after serving in
the army as a motion picture cameraman
he began working as a commercial
photographer. His breakthrough work
for Smirnoff’s Vodka, and his contact
with Vogue Magazine in 1960 brought him to the top of his field. In the 1960’s, his
studio was a center of excitment in
New York. He was among the first to
experiment with many unconventional
techniques including videotape, screen-printing, photo-offset combinations and computerized printouts. Bert Stern is known as ‘the man who gives ideas an image’.