First Look: See Eight Images From Deborah Turbeville’s Debut Photo Book


Acclaimed photographer Deborah Turbeville is one of the rare talents who has managed to bridge the world of fine art and commercial fashion photography seamlessly — her images are instantly identifiable, often moody and quietly poetic shots that evoke a certain amount of melancholy and, intriguingly, warmth, at the same time. Rizzoli is releasing the first comprehensive collection of her work, titled, Deborah Turbeville: The Fashion Pictures on October 11 (available at It includes shots from her then-controversial Bathhouse series, published in American Vogue in 1975, along with works for Chanel and Emanuel Ungaro. With a foreword written by Franca Sozzani (who recently commissioned Turbeville for a Valentino couture spread in Italian Vogue's September 2011 issue), the editor describes Turbeville's work as "unconventional. Sophisticated and simple." See eight images from the book in the slideshow ahead.