Photography

Weber, Bruce (1946)

Bruce Weber initially trained in theatre and film before, encouraged by Diane Arbus from the late 1960s, studying photography alongside Lisette Model. From the 1980s, Bruce Weber became famous for defining an all-American aesthetic featuring rosy, healthy and active young men and women that graced the campaigns of such brands as Calvin Klein and Ralph Lauren. To be fit and young were the main ideals of the narcissistic era of the late 1980s and early 1990s and the American photographer succeeded in building the fantasy portfolio of American youth. Privileging muscled male models - and his beloved golden retrievers - Bruce Weber also captured legendary black and white portraits where the rich and beautiful are observed in natural settings and environments that build a pure glamour feel. Pushing the boundaries of America’s puritanical and ambiguous obsession with sex, the photographer doesn’t believe in shocking with fashion photography: ‘the pictures that should shock people, that shock me, are pictures of war, not pictures that come out of a joyful moment. I mean, people profess to be shocked by Helmut Newton's pictures of women in heels or whatever. I think those pictures are so good humored. No one has got hurt. I look at his pictures and I really wish I could have been his assistant.’
 

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Bruce Weber, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 2006
Bruce Weber, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 2006
Bruce Weber, Madonna, 1986
Bruce Weber, Madonna, 1986
Bruce Weber, Christina Ricci, 1994
Bruce Weber, Christina Ricci, 1994
Bruce Weber, Nelson Mandela
Bruce Weber, Nelson Mandela
Bruce Weber, Madonna, 1986
Bruce Weber, Madonna, 1986
Bruce Weber, Sean Penn, 2008
Bruce Weber, Sean Penn, 2008
Bruce Weber, Andy Garcia, 2000s
Bruce Weber, Andy Garcia, 2000s
Bruce Weber, Andrew Wyeth, 1983
Bruce Weber, Andrew Wyeth, 1983
Bruce Weber, Brian Shimansky, 2011
Bruce Weber, Brian Shimansky, 2011
Bruce Weber, Brooke Shields, 1980s
Bruce Weber, Brooke Shields, 1980s
Bruce Weber, Bruce Hulse and Talisa Soto for Vogue UK, 1982
Bruce Weber, Bruce Hulse and Talisa Soto for Vogue UK, 1982
Bruce Weber, Chet Baker for
Bruce Weber, Chet Baker for "Let's Get Lost", 1988
Bruce Weber, Chris Isaak, 1980s
Bruce Weber, Chris Isaak, 1980s
Bruce Weber, Christian Bale for Interview Magazine, 2004
Bruce Weber, Christian Bale for Interview Magazine, 2004
Bruce Weber, Christina Ricci, 1994
Bruce Weber, Christina Ricci, 1994
Bruce Weber, Christy Turlington for Vogue UK, February 1992
Bruce Weber, Christy Turlington for Vogue UK, February 1992
Bruce Weber, Francesco Clemente, 2000s
Bruce Weber, Francesco Clemente, 2000s
Bruce Weber, Ian McKellen fro Vogue L'Uomo, November 1999
Bruce Weber, Ian McKellen fro Vogue L'Uomo, November 1999
Bruce Weber, Iman and David Bowie, 1995
Bruce Weber, Iman and David Bowie, 1995
Bruce Weber, James Franco, 2010s
Bruce Weber, James Franco, 2010s
Bruce Weber, Javier Bardem for Vanity Fair, 2005
Bruce Weber, Javier Bardem for Vanity Fair, 2005
Bruce Weber, Jeff Aquilon, 1984
Bruce Weber, Jeff Aquilon, 1984
Bruce Weber, Johnny Depp, 1992
Bruce Weber, Johnny Depp, 1992
Bruce Weber, Jorge and Luciana from series Rio de Janeiro, 2007
Bruce Weber, Jorge and Luciana from series Rio de Janeiro, 2007
Bruce Weber, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 2006
Bruce Weber, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 2006
Bruce Weber, Kate Moss, Marianne Faithfull and Lucie de la Falaise for W Magazine, November 1997
Bruce Weber, Kate Moss, Marianne Faithfull and Lucie de la Falaise for W Magazine, November 1997
Bruce Weber, Kate Moss for Calvin Klein, 1992
Bruce Weber, Kate Moss for Calvin Klein, 1992
Bruce Weber, Keith Richards and Patti Hansen, 2012
Bruce Weber, Keith Richards and Patti Hansen, 2012
Bruce Weber, Leonardo DiCaprio, 1994
Bruce Weber, Leonardo DiCaprio, 1994
Bruce Weber, Lou Doillon for Vogue Italy, September 2000
Bruce Weber, Lou Doillon for Vogue Italy, September 2000
Bruce Weber, Luiza in bed, Rio, 1986
Bruce Weber, Luiza in bed, Rio, 1986
Bruce Weber, Madonna, 1986
Bruce Weber, Madonna, 1986
Bruce Weber, Mariacarla Boscono
Bruce Weber, Mariacarla Boscono
Bruce Weber, Matt Damon, 1997
Bruce Weber, Matt Damon, 1997
Bruce Weber, Natalie Portman, c. 1994
Bruce Weber, Natalie Portman, c. 1994
Bruce Weber, River Phoenix and Suzanne Solgot, 1990
Bruce Weber, River Phoenix and Suzanne Solgot, 1990
Bruce Weber, River Phoenix, 1991
Bruce Weber, River Phoenix, 1991
Bruce Weber, Robert Evans
Bruce Weber, Robert Evans
Bruce Weber, Sean Penn, 1999
Bruce Weber, Sean Penn, 1999
Bruce Weber, True Blue gets a haircut, Davie, Florida
Bruce Weber, True Blue gets a haircut, Davie, Florida
Bruce Weber, Viggo Mortensen and Isabella Rossellini, 1990s
Bruce Weber, Viggo Mortensen and Isabella Rossellini, 1990s
Bruce Weber, Leonardo DiCaprio, 1994
Bruce Weber, Leonardo DiCaprio, 1994
Bruce Weber, Johnny Depp, 1992
Bruce Weber, Johnny Depp, 1992
Bruce Weber, Dree Hemingway for Vogue Italy, September 2010
Bruce Weber, Dree Hemingway for Vogue Italy, September 2010
Bruce Weber, Abercrombie & Fitch Campaign, 2011
Bruce Weber, Abercrombie & Fitch Campaign, 2011
Bruce Weber, Naomi Campbell, 1990s
Bruce Weber, Naomi Campbell, 1990s
Bruce Weber, Ralph Lauren Campaign, 1998
Bruce Weber, Ralph Lauren Campaign, 1998
Bruce Weber, Moa Aberg for Vogue UK, April 2012
Bruce Weber, Moa Aberg for Vogue UK, April 2012
Bruce Weber, CR Fashion Book #1, 2012
Bruce Weber, CR Fashion Book #1, 2012
Bruce Weber, Marlon Teixeira, 2012
Bruce Weber, Marlon Teixeira, 2012
Bruce Weber,
Bruce Weber, "A Highland Friendship" for Vogue Italy, October 2012
Bruce Weber, Edie Campbell for Vogue Italy, March 2010
Bruce Weber, Edie Campbell for Vogue Italy, March 2010
Bruce Weber, Jacquetta Wheeler for Vogue USA, June 2001
Bruce Weber, Jacquetta Wheeler for Vogue USA, June 2001
Bruce Weber, Christina Ricci, 1990s
Bruce Weber, Christina Ricci, 1990s
Bruce Weber,
Bruce Weber, "Fractured Youths" for VMan Magazine, 2012
Bruce Weber, Lou Doillon for Vogue Italy, September 2000
Bruce Weber, Lou Doillon for Vogue Italy, September 2000
Bruce Weber, Rose Lewis and Georgeo Frazer for Opening Ceremony, Fall 2012
Bruce Weber, Rose Lewis and Georgeo Frazer for Opening Ceremony, Fall 2012
Bruce Weber, Robert Mitchum, c. 1988
Bruce Weber, Robert Mitchum, c. 1988
Bruce Weber, Patrick Swayze with dogs, 1985
Bruce Weber, Patrick Swayze with dogs, 1985
Bruce Weber, Naomi Campbell, Mike Tyson and Don Kiing for Vogue USA, December 1989
Bruce Weber, Naomi Campbell, Mike Tyson and Don Kiing for Vogue USA, December 1989
Bruce Weber, Bear Pond, 1990
Bruce Weber, Bear Pond, 1990
Bruce Weber, Shinola Campaign, 2014
Bruce Weber, Shinola Campaign, 2014
Bruce Weber, Lou Doillon for Vogue Italy, September 2000
Bruce Weber, Lou Doillon for Vogue Italy, September 2000
Bruce Weber, Douglas Booth, 2013
Bruce Weber, Douglas Booth, 2013
Bruce Weber, Untitled, 1983
Bruce Weber, Untitled, 1983
Bruce Weber, Joey Slomowitz for VMan Magazine, 2010
Bruce Weber, Joey Slomowitz for VMan Magazine, 2010
Bruce Weber, Linda Evangelista, 1990s
Bruce Weber, Linda Evangelista, 1990s
Bruce Weber, Kate Moss and Lucie de la Falaise for W Magazine, November 1997
Bruce Weber, Kate Moss and Lucie de la Falaise for W Magazine, November 1997
Bruce Weber, Madonna, 1986
Bruce Weber, Madonna, 1986
Bruce Weber, Jacquetta Wheeler for Vogue USA, June 2001
Bruce Weber, Jacquetta Wheeler for Vogue USA, June 2001
Bruce Weber, Sasha Pivovarova for Vogue France, June/ July 2009
Bruce Weber, Sasha Pivovarova for Vogue France, June/ July 2009
Bruce Weber, Madonna, 1986
Bruce Weber, Madonna, 1986
Bruce Weber, CR Fashion Book #1, 2012
Bruce Weber, CR Fashion Book #1, 2012
Bruce Weber, Omar Sy for Vogue Germany, January 2013
Bruce Weber, Omar Sy for Vogue Germany, January 2013
Bruce Weber, Stella Tennant for Vogue Italy, October 2012
Bruce Weber, Stella Tennant for Vogue Italy, October 2012
Bruce Weber,
Bruce Weber, "London in Love" for Vogue Italy, March 2010
Bruce Weber, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 2006
Bruce Weber, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, 2006
Bruce Weber, Christie Turlington, 2012
Bruce Weber, Christie Turlington, 2012
Bruce Weber, Viggo Mortensen, 1990s
Bruce Weber, Viggo Mortensen, 1990s
Bruce Weber, Roberto Bolle, 2010
Bruce Weber, Roberto Bolle, 2010
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