9 October 2003

Even Madonna and her team of stylists and art directors are not above ripping off other creative talent. Guy Bourdin, the late French photographer best known for his work with Vogue from the 1950s to the 80s, is the latest target. Opinions are divided as to whether the Hollywood music video is sufficiently derivative or a direct copy of Bourdin's work. I'll let you be the judge. Another selection of Bourdin's images are available on his Estate website (via geisha asobi).

Better known as a Beat Generation writer and contemporary of William S Burroughs, Jack Kerouac, and Ken Kesey, Allen Ginsberg was also a photographer. A selection of forty black-and-white images, focusing on the friends who surrounded him, is currently being shown in an exhibition at Allentown Art Museum in Pennsylvania.

David Hume Kennerly, the Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer behind Candidate Camera describes the experience of photographing Angelyne, Ms 'Famous for Being Famous', and a candidate who ran in the California Gubernatorial Recall on the platform, "Enough gray and brown, it's time for blonde and pink".

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