I don't get what you mean. Could you explalin?
This post is going to sound a little all over the place..I was organizing my thoughts earlier then my internet froze, but I just needed to get this out of my system when it was on my mind. Like iluvjeisa, I can't really put my fascination with fashion photography into words, but I think that one thing that doesn't
make a fashion photographer great is a signature style. I think that on the one hand, a signature style can be an advantage as much as it can be a hindrance.
About the idea of loving fashion to be a great fashion photographer, I think it's irrelevant simply because there are many photographers who have created some of the most iconic fashion images without fashion photography being their main forte: Richard Avedon (portraiture) , Herb Ritts (celebrity portraiture), Helmut Newton (nude woman studies) , etc. Their best fashion photographs had little to do with the fashion and was influenced so much by something greater-it's an unexplainable intuition. They may not have a passion fashion, but boy did they have a passion for what they were doing and what they were seeing
. There's something so hypnotic about looking at Richard Avedon's portraits of Jean Shrimpton, Domiva, China Machado and Meisel's latter work for Italian Vogue (1999-2008), I'm not comparing the two..but it's like these guys were just soooo in love with the glamour, the WOMEN. How they could just make her look the best she's ever looked..and redefine the ideal. You could see it in the photographs..It just does something to me...and I cannot explain it...