Sensuality and the Supers: The Lasting Legacy of Herb Ritts

T 086-4 Christy and Tatjana 2, Bali, 1986

You’ll likely know a Herb Ritts photograph when you see one – thye’re often black and white, usually taken outside (LA beaches were typically favoured over studios) and always boast a sensual celebration of their subject. That’s not to say that his rightly revered photographs can be reduced to a formula: they remain unfailingly dynamic and surprising even now, 14 years after the American photographer’s premature death in 2002. It’s his work with models – soon after known as…

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