Inside fashion with photographer Sean Ellis

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Take a picture. Every day. For a year of your life. This is the simple idea behind the latest project from internationally acclaimed British fashion photographer, Sean Ellis.

365: A Year In Fashion is a fascinating and stunning photographic book – a visual diary of every day in Sean Ellis’s life over the course of one year, featuring everything from exotic shoots with models Kate Moss & Giselle through to chance meetings with Britney Spears & Kylie Minogue; chats with Elton John & Stella McCartney - and even dates with Kubrick the dog & Granny Ellis.

  • 365: A Year In Fashion By Sean Ellis
  • Published 7th April 2003 by Vision On, priced $50 hardcover
  • Available now for a 25% discount at http://www.vobooks.com

365: A Year In Fashion offers a unique insight into what it means to be a photographer, three hundred and sixty-five days a year. 365 contains, of course, much of the exquisitely realised, dark drama which we associate with the best of Sean’s published work. But whether photographing Gisele Bundchen for The Face, or the Chemical Brothers for I-D, it is the days in between that provide the light to the shade and in doing so, reveal another, previous hidden photo album side to Ellis’ world. It is these ‘downtime’ pictures – in combination with the fashion images and portraits – which offer a true insight into what it means to be a photographer, every day of your life.

We follow Sean throughout 1999, from Paris to New York, from Thailand to New Orleans, from Mexico to the Seychelles. A tantalising mixture of glamorous fashion photoshoots, airport lounge delays, celebrity parties and early morning walks in the park, 365 delicately contrasts the glossy fantasy of the fashion world with the clarity of real life. The dark drama associated with Ellis’s published work is beautifully placed side by side with spontaneous and informal images – all connected by the sequence of days.

Beautifully designed by Lee Swillingham and Stuart Spalding – and with a foreword by John Galliano – 365: A Year In Fashion is the ultimate insight into the lifestyle of an internationally successful fashion photographer.

For images, interviews and book requests, please contact Sarah Marusek at SMPR - E.

sarahmarusek@smpublicrelations.com

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Sean Ellis

Sean Ellis started taking pictures when he was eleven. After training as a still life photographer, Sean moved to London from Brighton in 1994. Recently named one of the top ten photographers in the country by the Independent on Sunday, he has worked with magazines such as ID, THE FACE, ARENA, ARENA HOMME PLUS, VISIONAIRE, DAZED AND CONFUSED, NUMERO, FRENCH, BRITISH, JAPANESE, AMERICAN VOGUE and BIG MAGAZINE. Sean often pushes the darker side of fashion photography with a style that has been described as ‘cinematic’. This led to a crossover with moving film, starting with his Brit Award winning All Saints “Never Ever’ video and then videos for Boris Dlugosch featuring Roisin from Moloko; Amanda Ghost, Lamb and Kosheen. He has also directed commercials for Jean Paul Gaultier’s Japanese line ‘Homme Object’, The Big Issue Foundation, Land Rover and Bravo. His recent short film ‘Left Turn’ which was produced through Ridley Scott’s company RSA won much acclaim at international film festivals and his book ‘365 – A Year in Fashion’ is being published in September 2002.

Sean is currently working on his debut feature film and starts shooting in October. Sean is 31 and lives in London.

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