#SuzyPFW Arthur Elgort: Women On The Move | By Suzy Menkes | October 2016
Instead of fashion, Arthur wanted to talk about ballet, and his love of the dance that had inspired his revolutionary fashion photography of women in movement. He wanted to show me the never-published images of ballet dancers that he had taken during his years behind the camera. There was Darcey Bussell, the British prima ballerina (now retired after two decades at the top); the powerful New York City Ballet dancers; Russian stars from Valentina Kozlova to Mikhail Baryshnikov; and young, unknown Russian girls as they came out of their first lessons at the barre.
Arthur Elgort: The Big Picture | By Daisy Woodward | January 2015
Who? Celebrated photographer Arthur Elgort has been capturing fashion's biggest faces in his groundbreakingly spontaneous style since his 1971 shoot for British Vogue, the catalyst for a remarkable, ongoing career. Father of the now iconic "snapshot", Elgort's focus on movement and natural light brought a photojournalistic air to fashion photography, liberating the medium from the formal conventions that historically defined it.
Arthur Elgort Photographs Supermodel Perfection | By Francesca Dunn | December 2014
On calling the Manhattan studio of one of the most important fashion photographers of all time, one would naturally expect a certain amount of deserved ego to ricochet down the line. Instead we're warmly enveloped by a kind, thick New York accent, belonging to an all-round charming man. Born and raised in the capital, Arthur Elgort started out studying to be a painter before realising it wasn't a particularly social path to take and instead photographing his beloved ballet dancers. Talking his way into a few magazine commissions, he forged a place for himself within the fashion world through his unique snapshot approach, with emphasis always placed on movement and the moment.
Sophie Elgort: my father's eye | By Sophie Elgort | November 2014
My dad kept cameras in every room of our New York City apartment, and one around his neck. As children, my brothers and I would plop down at our places at the kitchen table each morning, our eyes barely open, while my dad would sit across the table with his camera: “Let me get a shot of you.” We would look up, or not, while he snapped a few shots on his Rolleiflex or whatever was lying around, and then get back to our cereal.
Arthur Elgort's Casual Magic: Renowned Fashion Photographer Wins CFDA Board Award | By Robin Givhan | June 2011
The photographer Arthur Elgort changed the way the common man relates to fashion. Instead of depicting models as perfect swans with their heads tilted just so, or as haughty mannequins both inaccessible and unbelievable, he turned a journalistic eye on them and their impractical clothes. He caught them in mid-stride, engaged in gossip or head tossed back in raucous laughter. For other photographers, models arched their backs and posed. For Elgort, they twirled and leapt. Their haphazard, sometimes awkward, energy made them seem imperfect and alive. Endearing and captivating. His work is often like a glorious collection of snapshots, able to convince viewers that some dazzling gazelle dripping in Chanel just might come bounding through their neighborhood.
VIDEO | The Stories Behind the Work | By Simone S. Oliver | June 2011