Monday, April 6, 2009

Some Info on Cindy Sherman

Cindy Sherman was born on January 19, 1954 in Glen Ridge, New Jersey, USA. Shortly after her birth, her family moved to the township of Huntington, Long Island.
One of her mot famous series is titled The Untitled Film Stills.
The Untitled Film Stills are all black and white photos in which Sherman places herself as an unnamed actress in shots reminiscent of foreign films, Hollywood pictures, B-movies, and film noir. Sherman used her own possessions as props, or sometimes borrowed, as in Untitled Film Still #11 in which the doggy pillow belongs to a friend. The shots were also largely taken in her own apartment. The Untitled Film Stills fall into several distinct groups:
The first six are grainy and slightly out of focus, and each of the 'roles' appears to be played by the same blonde actress.
The next group was taken in 1978 at Robert Longo's family beach house on the north fork of Long Island.
Later in 1978, Sherman began taking shots in outdoor locations around the city.
Sherman later returned to her apartment, preferring to work from home. She created her version of a Sophia Loren character from the movie Two Women.
She took several photographs in the series while preparing for a trip to Arizona with her parents.
The remainder of the series was shot around New York, often featuring a blonde victim typical of film noir.
Some of her other works include the centerfold, fashion photograph, historical portrait, soft-core sex image, and a Fairy Tales and Disasters sequence.In 2006, Sherman created a series of fashion advertisements for designer Marc Jacobs. The advertisements were photographed by Juergen Teller.

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