Portfolio №23. Spezial Fotografie. Francis GiacobettiISBN: 3-570-19294-6; 978-3-570-19294-8;
"The human factor always stands at the center," says Francis Giacobetti about his work. Nowhere is this factor more in evidence than this selection of the photographer's oeuvre. From revelatory portraits to breathtaking nudes, electrifying fashion shots to cutting-edge commercial shots, composition, contrast and variety are the hallmarks of Giacobetti's work. Equally at home in the Caribbean shooting beauties for the Pirelli Calendar, on Cuba to capture the companeros of Che Guevara, or in the studio to pay homage to "the intelligentsia of our time," Giacobetti treats supermodels, the proletariat and cultural icons with the same measure of curiosity and respect. Whether he's employing radical uses to light and shade or expressing himself with rich colors in his fashion photography, Giacobetti's work, in the best of French tradition, weds beauty and idea.