An Influential Vision: The Collection of Ruth Ansel
“For Ruth... there are four things you taught me. Movie stars are not your best friends!... never stop fghting for the right layout... be sure to make a 360 every time you’re photographing... don’t be shy about falling in love with what your doing. Whether you’re photographing Sam Shepard and Jessica Lange in New Mexico, or photographing at Karl Lagerfeld’s chateau in Brittany, she always makes you see what was never there.” Bruce Weber
—Courtesy of Phillips
Signature: Signed, titled, dated and numbered 7/15 in pencil on the verso.
Earth Angel', Vanity Fair, October 1984, p. 74
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About Bruce Weber
Bruce Weber is a photographer and filmmaker best known for black-and-white photographs that capture an all-American look and feel. Often working in portraiture, Weber strives to capture the emotions of his subjects and honestly reveal elements of personality. While he credits Diane Arbus as an artistic influence, Weber has helped define an idealized and iconic American look, particularly through 1980s advertisement campaigns for brands such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Ralph Lauren, and Calvin Klein.
American, b. 1946, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, based in New York, New York