Saturday, December 31, 2011

Herb Ritt: The Archives

The brilliant work of late photographer Herb Ritt lives on through these newly released images found tucked away in his archives. The California native is famous for shooting some of the most memorable and visually stunning photographs of Naomi Campbell, Johnny Depp, David Bowie, Cindy Crawford, and many others. has presented a selection of these images leading up to a highly anticipated exhibit at the Getty Museum in Los Angeles featuring a collection of 69 unreleased photos in the spring of 2012. Check out some of Ritt's stunning work after the jump.

  David Bowie
LOS ANGELES—The Getty Museum announces the acquisition of 69 photographs by famed fashion and celebrity photographer Herb Ritts. Consisting of photographs of nudes, portraits, and images made for high-fashion ad campaigns, this acquisition is the most significant body of the artist's work on the West Coast. A portion of the acquisition comes in the form of a generous gift from the Herb Ritts Foundation.
  Cindy Crawford
 Johnny Depp
  Karl Lagerfeld

I encourage you to take a look at more these amazing images shot by Herb Ritt's on his official site HERE.

As difficult as it is to choose a favorite, here is one of Ritt's images that I absolutely love of model Djimon Hounsou.
And for you fans of Ritt, here's a brief tribute featuring some of his work as a photog and director. 


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