by Nathalie Azoulai
No, iconic images don’t always come from scratch and yes, they may happen to copy older unnoticed images nobody remembers of until…. Take the Inez & Vinoodh’s famous face on hands picture, from series Decades and shot in 2011. Now have a look at Elton John’s I ‘m Still Standing video shot in Cannes in 1983 by director Russel Mulcahy. Bingo, you got it ! The image was there, showing two pairs of hands with faces- eyebrows over blue eyes over red lips- drawn on them. The fashion photographers may have seen it without even noticing it-or not- until the elusive video picture came across their mind, dragging itself out of their deep unconscious memory…This is art. This is show business.