Anna Bauer Backstage
The book is a comprehensive guide to the protagonists of fashion in the 21st century’s first decade. It is like a particularly glamorous bird-watcher’s manual, where you can finally put a face to the editorial credit. New York-based German photographer Anna Bauer took pictures of the fashion scene’s personalities backstage after the shows in Paris, Milan, London and New York using a heavy large-format camera and black-and-white Polaroids. It’s remarkable how natural the models, designers, investors, critics, stylists and fashion photographers look in these pictures, with which Anna Bauer not only captures their surface, but also their souls.
Anna Bauer grew up near Marburg, Germany. In 2002 she moved to New York, where she completed a BFA in photography at the School of Visual Arts. Her photography has been published in brandeins, Die Zeit, Interview and W.
Fabien Baron’s minimalist book design perfectly complements the reduced black-and-white Polaroids. Considered one of the most influential art directors of his generation, Baron has created iconic campaigns for many fashion and luxury brands, including Calvin Klein.
Tim Blanks, the internationally renowned fashion critic, wrote the introduction for the book. Formerly host of the globally syndicated Fashion File, he is now editor-at-large for style.com, as well as a contributor to Vogue, GQ, Fantastic Man and Interview.
Design: Fabien Baron, New York
Introduction: Tim Blanks, London; Text in English, German, French
Hardcover, 26.4 x 20 cm, 304 pages, 246 images
Published by Angelika Books
Availability Europe: In stock
Availability USA: In stock
Anna Bauer, photographer
Fabien Baron, art director, and Melanie Ward, stylist
Tim Blanks, journalist
Suzy Menkes, journalist
Carine Roitfeld, editor
Freja Beha Erichsen, model
Tanya Dziahileva, model
Stella McCartney, designer, and Paul McCartney, musician
Phoebe Philo, designer
Raf Simons, designer
Marc Jacobs, designer