The Legend – Kate Moss by Michel Haddi
The Legend is a concept born out of a desire to immortalize the images Haddi created, the legends he felt worthy of a narrative and that encapsulated the spirit of each of these. Here the Artist talks and acts like a director in his role as a photographer using storytelling and conceptualization to envision the artist/legend in a specific scenario in order to bring out their inner spirit and free their inhibitions.
The most recent limited-edition book ‘The Legend’ is dedicated to Kate Moss: while the expertly crafted compositions and glaring beauty of the model are obvious, what truly distinguishes Haddi’s photos is the palpable connection between the photographer and the subject.
Between the glossy pages of ‘Legends’ Haddi illustrates his ability to highlight the personality of his subjects while simultaneously casting them as simple shapes within an artistic composition, balancing celebrity showmanship with aesthetics: among them David Bowie, Debbie Harry, and Marisa Berenson.