Sunday, 11 April 2010

Cowboy Kate


Photogrpaher Sam Haskins is best known for his in-camera image montages in an pre-digitalised era. Haskins most influential work were series of photographs entitled Cowboy Kate (1965) (see above) and Haskins Posters (1973). In the autumn of his career, he focused on fashion photogtaphy for Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, Allure and New York. There was been a resurgence in the popularity of his work when Cowboy Kate was republished in 2006 with additional images never seen in print. But for some, his work never went out of vogue. In 2009 he published 'The Haskins Press', his first book in 24 years. Celebrated in the exhibition 'Fashion Etcetera' at the Milk Gallery in New York, the public was invited to view the archives of a lifelong passion for fashion, style and design. He died in 2009 after suffering a stroke on the opening day of the exhibition.

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