Antonio Lopez, mostly known as just plain 'Antonio', was a giant in the field of fashion illustration, dominating the trade from the late 70s until his death in 1987. His work was larger than life and many times had a surrealist element to it. Many times he worked from live models, such as this example of Jerry Hall, and built sets much as a photographer would.
I did some fashion illustration in the early 80s, and he was my primary inspiration, even though my style did not emulate his.
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My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.
Fabulous ! Even though his work looks somewhat modern now and very modern at the time, you can really see how his line and watercolour style are firmly planted in the tradition of fashion illustration established decades earlier.
Looking forward to seeing more.
I like this a lot. I'm also looking forward to more.
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