Going Beyond Fashion Photography
Cathleen Naundorf‘s photographs go beyond fashion photography; they are works of art. She borrows from the refined allure of haute couture and numerous other sources. These inspirations can be as varied as the old master paintings of Europe to Hitchcock’s movies “with their suspense” to …

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Following her photographic training in Munich, Cathleen Naundorf traveled to Siberia, Mongolia, the Gobi Desert, and the Amazon headwaters in Brazil to shoot native cultures; however, today she is better known for her fashion photography. In 1997, Naundorf began taking backstage photographs at Paris Fashion Week for Condé Nast, and since 2005 has worked on her “Haute Couture” series, for which she has been granted access to the archives of Dior, Chanel, Gaultier, Lacroix, Elie Saab, and Valentino. Using large-format cameras—such as a vintage Deardorff—or Polaroid film, Naundorf’s images are often opulent, containing exotic props, and sometimes fantastical. She prints onto her negatives and then hand-presseses them, giving the photographs a haunting effect. Naundorf was mentored by Horst P. Horst.

Selected exhibitions
2020
Iridescent Beauty: Fashion and IdentityHolden Luntz Gallery
2018
Capturing CultureHolden Luntz Gallery
2014
Cathleen Naundorf: Haute CoutureFahey/Klein Gallery
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L'arche de Noe XVII, Paris, Dior, Philip Treacy Hat, 2012, 2012

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20 × 24 in
50.8 × 61 cm
Edition of 10
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31 1/2 × 46 in
80 × 116.8 cm
Edition of 10
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Palm Beach
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Going Beyond Fashion Photography
Cathleen Naundorf‘s photographs go beyond fashion photography; they …

Medium
Signature
Hand-signed by artist, stamped by artist's estate, Signed, titled, date printed, edition, and artist's copyright stamp on print verso. …

Following her photographic training in Munich, Cathleen Naundorf traveled to Siberia, Mongolia, the Gobi Desert, and the Amazon headwaters in Brazil to shoot native cultures; however, today she is better known for her fashion photography. In 1997, Naundorf began taking backstage photographs at Paris Fashion Week for Condé Nast, and since 2005 has worked on her “Haute Couture” series, for which she has been granted access to the archives of Dior, Chanel, Gaultier, Lacroix, Elie Saab, and Valentino. Using large-format cameras—such as a vintage Deardorff—or Polaroid film, Naundorf’s images are often opulent, containing exotic props, and sometimes fantastical. She prints onto her negatives and then hand-presseses them, giving the photographs a haunting effect. Naundorf was mentored by Horst P. Horst.

Selected exhibitions (3)
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