Hedi Slimane takes to Instagram
Hedi Slimane has launched an Instagram account, @hedislimane.
The French creative, who has called Los Angeles home since 2007, is the catalyst behind the far-reaching ‘California moment’ of the past few years, thanks to his celebrated rock photography and a tribute to fans during his tenure as creative director of Yves Saint Laurent, where he proposed the ideal rock wardobe, executed with all the finesse of Paris couture.
Having photographed everyone from Lou Reed to David Bowie throughout his career, it’s emerging talent that has played just as vital a role in Slimane’s canon, which is all about celebrating the spirit in its purest form.
New portraits feature Seattle’s Night Beats, LA’s JJUUJJUU and Deap Vally, as well as James Bagshaw of the Kettering outfit Temples, who released their second album Volcano earlier this month.
In 50 years’ time, Slimane’s photography will be bracketed in history with the likes of Richard Avedon for its elegant depiction of an era – and its unmistakable hand.
You’ll see when you click ‘follow’.
SAN FRANCISCO DIARY
PORTRAITS OF CHRISTOPHER OWENS AND FRIENDS
APRIL 2011 BY HEDI SLIMANE
Visit Hedi's website here to view more of his work.