Dimensions: 320 pages, 11.24 × 8.85 × 1.53 in
Published: October 26, 2010
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0847834727
ISBN - 13: 9780847834723
From the Publisher
The definitive book on the life of the legendary photographer Herb
Ritts, with never-before-seen images and interviews with his
closest confidants. At the time of his death in 2002, Herb Ritts
was among the most celebrated photographers in celebrity
portraiture, fashion, and music videos. During a career that
spanned nearly thirty years, he was virtually in a league of his
own in terms of style and productivity. Ritts was Hollywood
royalty, as were his closest friends and the subjects he
photographed. The Golden Hour reveals for the first time
the personal aspects of Ritts's world, work, and legacy. The book
includes many never-before-seen photographs and scores of
interviews from business associates, curators, staff, lovers, and
family, such as Cindy Crawford, Elton John, Anna Wintour, Madonna,
Calvin Klein, and Christopher Buckley (Ritts's college roommate).
The book includes images from Ritts's personal archive-behind the
scenes at photo shoots, parties, travels, intimate portraits, and
moments with friends-along with notes and contact sheets that show
how ideas became his best-known iconic images.
About the Author
Herb Ritts's career began in the late 1970s, and
he quickly gained a reputation as a master of art and commercial
photography. In addition to portrait and fashion work for Vogue,
Vanity Fair, and Rolling Stone, he created campaigns for Calvin
Klein, Chanel, Versace, and Valentino, among others.
Charles Churchward is an accomplished art director
who had been associated with top magazines since 1971, such as
Vanity Fair, Vogue, and Teen Vogue. He also edits
and designs books, advertisements, and photo exhibitions.
David Fahey, gallery director, has been a fine art
photography dealer in Los Angeles since 1975.
"Stunning portraits of people who embodied the cultural Zeitgeist of celebrity have been artfully compiled by Charles Churchward in Herb Ritts: The Golden Hour ." ~ Vanity Fair "...a lush photographic and anecdotal tribute" ~ Vogue "The late, great lensman Herb Ritts put the super in supermodel and shaped celebrity photography as we know it. A new book revists his legendary images" ~ InStyle “Ritts’ photographs gave the biggest celebrities and models of the ‘80s and ‘90s a raw and touchable sex appeal. Later, music videos, including Madonna’s ‘Cherish’ and Chris Isaak’s ‘Wicked Game,’ turned Ritts himself into a star. To this day, his signature style has made many famous faces look the best they ever have.” ~ Allure “A picture may be worth a thousand words—but a photographer as beloved as the late Herb Ritts, perhaps it was only a matter of time before someone added a written account, too.” ~Style.com “The legendary works of the late Herb Ritts, best known for his distinguished celebrity portraits, are gloriously honored in Charles Churchward’s The Golden Hour: A Photographer’s Life and His World. This 320-page hardcover showcases a picture-perfect collection of Hollywood superstars, megamodels, and fashion icons, some of whose words of praise appear in tribute to this artistic mastermind.” ~ Teen Vogue “ The Golden Hour —compiled and wo