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    18 NOVEMBER 2022
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    30 Best Fashion Photography Books for Your AI Text-to-Image Prompts


    As AI (Artificial Intelligence) is pushing the boundaries of glamorous image making, we feel it is time to seriously study some of the must-have books featuring some of the biggest names in fashion, from photographers, designers, to style icons, to models.

    AI systems have been designed and trained to generate mind blowing new images but you need to know your fashion history if you want to get some iconic newbies. The best books on fashion photography can serve as wonderful sources of inspiration for photographers of all genres, even those who today are inspired by AI, such as artist Terry Gates, who created for RED-EYE these dreamy AI images, inspired by youth and the 90s.



    Issues: A History of Photography in Fashion Magazines, by Vince Aletti, Phaidon (2019)

    Posing Beauty: African American Images from the 1890s to the Present, by Deborah Willis (2009)

    Horst: Photographer of Style, by Philippe Garner, Claire Wilcox, and Robin Muir, Skira Rizzoli (2014)



    Avedon Fashion 1944-2000, by Carol Squires and Vince Aletti, Published by Harry N. Abrams, New York, (2009)

    Irving Penn: A Career in Photography by Colin Westerbeck, Bulfinch Pr (1997)

    Guy Bourdin, Image Maker, Assouline Publications (2017)



    SayokoYamaguchi by Noriaki Yokosuka, Bunka Editions (1984)

    Tokyo Love Spring Fever 1994, by Nan Goldin & Nobuyoshi Araki, Published by Zurich, Berlin & New York: Scalo (1995)

    Juergen Teller: Do You Know What I Mean, Thames & Hudson (1996)



    Helmut Newton SUMO, revised by June Newton, TASCHEN (1999)

    Tom Ford by Tom Ford, by Tom Ford & Bridget Foley, Rizzoli (2008)

    On the Street: Five Decades of Iconic Photography, by Bill Cunningham, Published by Clarkson Potter (2019)



    Back in the Days by Jamel Shabbaz, Contributions by Ernie Panicciolo, Photographer Jamel Shabazz, powerHouse Books (2001)

    UFO: Albert Watson, by Gail Buckland, Abrams Publishing (2010)

    Peter Lindbergh. On Fashion Photography, TASCHEN (2016)



    Pictures, by Tim Walker, teNeues, Box edition (2008)

    Annie Leibovitz at Work, by Annie Leibovitz, published by Random House (2008)

    Franca: Chaos & Creation, Assouline, (2019)



    Steven Klein, edited and with an essay by Mark Holborn, Phaidon (2022) 

    Love Looks Not With the Eyes: Thirteen Years with Lee Alexander McQueen by Anne Deniau, Publisher Harry N. Abrams (2012)

    Leigh Bowery Looks, by Fergus Greer, Violette Editions (2002, paperback 2004)



    Maison Martin Margiela by Martin Margiela, Jean-Paul Gaultier (Contribution by), Susannah Frankel (Contribution by), Andree Putman (Contribution by), Vanessa Bancroft (Contribution by), 2009

    Mark Borthwick, by Mark Borthwick (2002)

    Wolfgang Tillmans, Four Books, 40th Anniversary Edition, TASCHEN 



    Nothing Lasts Forever, by Tyrone Lebon, (2011)

    'i-D Covers 1980-2010', by Terry Jones, Richard Buckley & Edward Enninful (2010)

    Tyler Mitchell, I Can Make You Feel Good, by Tyler Mitchell Studios Inc., Deborah Willis, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Prestel (2020)



    Ren Hang, by Dian Hanson, TASCHEN (2016)

    The New Black Vanguard: Photography Between Art and Fashion, by Antwaun Sargent, Addy Campbell, Arielle Bobb-Willis, Aperture (2019)

    Davide Sorrenti My Beutyfull Lyfe, Edited by Francesca Sorrenti, IDEA Publishing (2021)



    AI-Generated text edited by Gloria Maria Cappelletti, editor in chief, RED-EYE

    AI Images by Terry Gates