David Armstrong

Guest photographer at the Planche(s) Contact festival in 2011

Portraits and landscapes of Deauville © David Armstrong
Portraits and landscapes of Deauville © David Armstrong

Portraits and landscapes

David Armstrong has been a legend in contemporary American photography since the late 1980s, along with his friend Nan Goldin and another photographic great, Philipp Lorca-diCorcia. Armstrong, born in 1954, in Arlington, Massachusetts began to attract critical attention for his male portraits. In the 1990s, he began photographing cityscapes and landscapes in a blur to create a contrast with the resolution of his portraits. Streetlights, neon signs and cars are reduced to a sensual marbled blur, complementing the vividness of his portraits. His photographs have been shown in numerous group exhibitions, including the 1995 Whitney Museum Biennial (a benchmark for contemporary artists) and the 1998 Kunsthalle Hamburg.
Author of several books, David Armstrong regularly collaborated with magazines such as Vogue Paris, Numéro, L'Uomo Vogue, Arena Homme +, GQ or Japanese Vogue, until his death, from liver cancer, on October 25, 2014 in Los Angeles. 

In 2011, he was one of the guest photographers of Planche(s) Contact and was able to shoot landscapes, cityscapes and portraits of teenagers in Deauville. 

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