Arthur Elgort, ‘Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, New York’, 1992, Staley-Wise Gallery
Save
Save
Share
Share

Arthur Elgort

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, New York, 1992

Archival Pigment Print/Gelatin Silver Print
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
About the work
Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed by the photographer
Arthur Elgort
American, b. 1940
Follow

Vogue photographer Arthur Elgort made his mark in 1971 when his portfolio of black-and-white pictures of a model playing with a dog ran in the British version of the magazine, and something new was injected into fashion photography: movement. This snapshot aesthetic has characterized his work since the beginning of his career and garnered him acclaim for bringing buoyancy, lightness, and naturalism into fashion and advertising images. Trained as a painter, he switched to photography to feed his need for human company. In addition to shooting the world’s top models and celebrities, he has gone backstage at the New York City Ballet and jazz clubs to capture dancers and musicians. Elgort attributes his improvisatory, active approach to his lifelong passion for jazz and ballet, claiming, “You can take a picture or you can make a picture. I much prefer the latter.”

Arthur Elgort, ‘Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, New York’, 1992, Staley-Wise Gallery
Save
Save
Share
Share
About the work
Medium
Photography
Signature
Signed by the photographer
Arthur Elgort
American, b. 1940
Follow

Vogue photographer Arthur Elgort made his mark in 1971 when his portfolio of black-and-white pictures of a model playing with a dog ran in the British version of the magazine, and something new was injected into fashion photography: movement. This snapshot aesthetic has characterized his work since the beginning of his career and garnered him acclaim for bringing buoyancy, lightness, and naturalism into fashion and advertising images. Trained as a painter, he switched to photography to feed his need for human company. In addition to shooting the world’s top models and celebrities, he has gone backstage at the New York City Ballet and jazz clubs to capture dancers and musicians. Elgort attributes his improvisatory, active approach to his lifelong passion for jazz and ballet, claiming, “You can take a picture or you can make a picture. I much prefer the latter.”

Arthur Elgort

Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, New York, 1992

Archival Pigment Print/Gelatin Silver Print
This is part of a limited edition set.
Contact For Price
Location
New York
Have a question? Visit our help center.
More from this series
View series
Series by this artist
Other works from Arthur Elgort: The Big Picture
Other works by Arthur Elgort
Other works from Staley-Wise Gallery
Related works
Most Similar
Performing Arts
Related to Music