© HORST P. HORST
Odalisque (unpublished outtake), 1943
As the 2014 Paris Photo fair nears, we’re just about through making our selection of 20th century work. This photo by the German-American fashion photographer, Horst P. Horst, is an unpublished outtake from his Odalisque series. The photos produced during this shoot are a throwback to the harem depictions made by French orientalist painters of the 19th century.
"In those days they had a three piece orchestra. Clara would request “Rock A Bye Baby” . When they played “Rock A Bye Baby”…it almost makes me cry thinking about it, but they would play it and Clara would begin to cry. Not just stage tears but real tears. It was something that she related to. Maybe the lack of true motherhood.”
Duane Michals - Dr. Heisenberg’s Magic Mirror of Uncertainty, 1998
“I believe in the imagination. What I cannot see is infinitely more important than what I can see.” - Duane Michals