Shakespeare once said, "Brevity is the soul of all wit," and in this collection of black and white pics from Maison Mathieu Berthemy’s collection, it is definitely apparent that the photographer has taken that philosophy to heart.
His work is unmistakably stoic, un-embellished, and stripped down to the core basics, which allows his clothing, rather than fancy presentation, to be the main focus.
The interesting thing is that by not resorting to the usual bells and whistles so often associated with fashiontography, Maison Mathieu Berthemy ironically still achieves the intended impact of a well-designed fashion photo collection. His work therefore is a high-wire act of being profound in its simplicity, and a refreshing reminder that sometimes content can be just as important as context.
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Maison Mathieu Berthemy Sticks to Black & White Basics
Published: Jan 7, 2011 • References: hautemacabre