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Rock Diary by Hedi Slimane

[image via Hedi Slimane]

Arguably the most influential fashion designer of the 21st century, Hedi Slimane left his position as the artistic director at Dior Homme five years ago to reinvent himself as a photographer.

Slimane’s black and white portraits capture striking, intimate moments of some of the most famous faces in contemporary culture. Jeffrey Deitch, the head of the Los Angeles’ Museum of Contemporary Art, said of Slimane, “I’ve always, from the beginning, thought that he was one of the most original artistic voices of his generation.”

via New York Times:

His photo work often portrays musicians at the fringes of fame or notoriety: up-and-coming artists whose bona fides lie primarily in the independent music scene. Others, perhaps, achieved widespread renown (or infamy), like Amy Winehouse or Pete Doherty, but seemed somehow to remain at the frayed, tragic edges of rock culture.

Slimane captures what seems like quiet moments. However, these moments create a powerful effect and exude the rock and roll spirit of this generation.

Check out more of Hedi Slimane’s work here >

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