the golden hour is an intimate look at herb ritts' life and legacy in words and photographs. herb ritts was among the most esteemed and well respected fashion and celebrity portrait photographers, as well as an acclaimed music video director. his mesmerizing images ranged from masai warriors, models, athletes and one-named superstars. charles churchward, a long-time art director at vogue and vanity fair, spent the last five years interviewing ritts' family, scores of his photographic subjects, business associates, curators, staff, closest confidants and friends including anna wintour, madonna, annie leibovitz, cindy crawford, elton john, kd lang and richard gere. gallery owner and personal friend david fahey summed up ritts as "...a master of capturing iconic figures within their pop culture moment. he had the ability to look at the same things as everyone else – and see something different." the golden hour offers a very personal look at the charmed life of a legendary photographer with a bird's eye look into the sexy world of glamour, celebrity, fame and a life lived in the center of hollywood royalty.
herb ritts: the golden hour by charles churchward
- measures 8½" x 11"
- 320 pages
- published october 2010