Oh how I love the imagery of Sarah Moon! She began her career as a fashion model in the 60s but quickly became more interested in creating the images instead. (Although the first photo below, I think, justifies her popularity as a model. Gorgeous!)
The rest of the images included here are a small collection of some of my favorites. They showcase her well-known impressionistic style, but they also show variety in her work. I love to look at her images. In someways I think they validate my own work (or the work I am striving to produce.) I find her images to be soft, romantic, mysterious, dark, bizarre, playful and surreal. She respects some of the “rules” of photography while breaking many others, and I love that. Despite this, she was still sought out by giants in the fashion world like Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. It’s motivating to me-– the idea of being able to incorporate art into client work, the mixture of craft and creativity.
Many of her photographs are dark and contrasty. They are often very softly focused (some almost not in focus at all.) They are intentionally dreamy, enigmatic and perfectly imperfect.