In the time of Naomi, Christy, Stephanie and Cindy there was also a talented man by the name of Herb Ritts. At the height of the popularity of George, Mel, Elton, Elizabeth, Madonna, Tom and Ronald, Herb was the one to capture them in their simplest forms in black and white. He was a visionary beyond measure, he was an artistic genius that bounced from music video sets to Rolling Stone, Vanity Fair and Vogue shoots, to publishing books to photographing top recording artists for their album covers.
Remember Madonna’s music video, “Cherish,” definitely one of the best music videos ever made? That was Ritts’ first directorial debut. Followed by videos for Janet Jackson, Michael Jackson, Chris Isaak, Mariah Carey and Jennifer Lopez. His eye for beauty and mastering the black and white genre while evoking a certain feeling from his viewers will never be forgotten.
The Museum of Fine Arts’ exhibit of Herb Ritts’ work is a testament to how simple, yet beautiful and elegant his work was. We couldn’t wait to see the works with our very own eyes and to share the experience with our four year old little men. I don’t think they really appreciated it as much as we did, but for us, it was really special to enjoy some quality time with our boys in such a beautiful space.
Some of the works on display….
The exhibit is open now until November 8th, 2015.
Check out the exhibit information here.