This exhibition of black and white and color photographs presents Deborah Turbeville’s fashion work. This distinct, intensely personal vision projects a sense of isolation, romanticism and ambivalence that is haunting and disturbing. Turbeville creates a charged atmosphere of mystery, ambiguity and drama by combining elements of architecture, décor and fashion with her sense of composition, often presenting women in groups, with no interaction between them.
Romantic, languorous, evocative portraits of women in their environments and architecture create a mood of being frozen in time. In her extremely sophisticated and intellectual work, clothing is the backdrop to her cinematic evocation of an untold story. This work takes place in a dream world of castles and gardens, often decayed and derelict, timeless and unreal.
Born in Massachusetts, Turbeville started her career as a model for designer Claire McCardell. She became a fashion editor and then a photographer. Since her work first appeared in Vogue in the 1970’s she has been acknowledged as a dominant figure in contemporary photography, bringing an entirely original vision to the art. She has had innumerable exhibitions throughout the world. This exhibition is presented in conjunction with her latest book “The Fashion Pictures” published by Rizzoli.