Edition of 175
C-type print on Fuji crystal archive supergloss paper
50 x 60 cm
Signed and numbered by the artist
Launch Price: £650
Mario Testino is best known for his highly polished, exotically bright advertising campaigns and his exquisitely styled photographs of the couture scene. His style has been described as "luxury realism", though Testino himself resists analysing it too much. He often sets up highly staged environments and captures arresting and magical images in the off-guard moments.
Julianne Moore at the Crillon Hotel, Paris 2008 (2010) is set in the deeply luxuriant interior of the Crillon, an 18th Century masterpiece of neo-classical architecture, renowned for its display of delicate sculpture and extraordinary wood panels. In sheer lingerie but otherwise fully dressed with a belt, shoes, stole, and bedecked with jewellery, Moore looks caught in a moment of intimacy. Her gaze, however, holds us, confronting us with our desire as we become lost in the drenched flash lit moment, highlighting Moore's sensuality and the opulence of her surrounds.