Signed limited-edition retrospective of duo Mert and Marcus' bold fashion photography.
Mert Alas and Marcus Piggot met in 1994 and rapidly discovered they had plenty in common, not least a love of fashion. Three years later, the duo now known as Mert and Marcus moved into a derelict loft in East London, converted it into a studio, and had their first collaborative photographic work published in Dazed & Confused.
Mert and Marcus have become some of the most important fashion photographers working today, shaping the global image of such renowned brands as Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Givenchy,and public figures including Lady Gaga, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Björk, and Rihanna. Their photographs encompass a wide range of styles and influences but are renowned particularly for their use of digitized augmentation of images, and a fascination for strong, confident female subjects: “powerful women, women with a meaning, a you-don’t-have-to-talk-or-move-too-much-to-tell-who-you-are kind of woman.”
This limited edition explores the unique vision of a creative partnership that has defined and redefined standards for glamour, fashion, and luxury. Approximately 300 images from the Mert and Marcus portfolio are accompanied by an introduction by Charlotte Cotton.
Multilingual edition: English, French, German
Signed and numbered by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott