absence of the photographer

The absence of the photographer on the photoshoot.  Paris / Tokyo sep 2002



A collaboration with Kosuke Tsumura


Statement about fashion photography by Jurgen Ostarhild, Paris, 2002.


As clothes become less important for the creation process of my work, I can concentrate more on the work of the fashion designer.

In respect for the work of the designer I just reproduced the work of the designer on paper and video.

The idea was to produce pictures of clothes, without any personal interpretation of a photographer.
also the models should not be influenced by the photographer, just by the designer.

The pictures where taken in a white room, the "photobox". In this "photobox" where just the model, the designer, lights and several cameras.

I was outside acting as mc (master of ceremony) and registered digitally the happening inside the "photobox".

In the "photobox" there where 3 digital cameras which pointed from different angels to the model.

On the video screen the perspective of the cameras changed every 2 seconds. Different models with different outfits came into the "photobox". After each outfit a photo print was presented, which was put on all wall.

The hole event was planed as a life performance, where guests could see on video screens what happend inside the "photobox" but not influence the models and the designer.

Jurgen Ostarhild 2002 Windcoat 01


Jurgen Ostarhild 2002 Windcoat 02


Jurgen Ostarhild 2002 Windcoat 03


Jurgen Ostarhild 2002 Windcoat 04