Cathleen Naundorf was born in Weisenfels, Germany in 1968. Drawing from a range of influences, including her background in painting, travel photojournalism, and fashion photography, in addition to her longstanding mentorship with photographer Horst P. Horst, Cathleen Naundorf photographs one of a kind couture fashions positioned within rich otherworldly scenes that the artist carefully constructs. Using her own unique development process, Naundorf manipulates the inherent textures and color variations found in each photograph to further enhance the painterly atmosphere and surface quality of her prints. The artist lives and works in London and Paris.
An Ordinary Day, Valentino Haute Couture Summer 2008 n°20, 2008
Chromogenic print from original polaroid, 43 x 32 inches (110 x 80 cm).
From an edition of 10.
Signed by the artist, titled, dated, editioned and stamped on label, mount verso.
Illustrated: Haute Couture: The Polaroids of Cathleen Naundorf, (Munich: Prestel, 2012), p. 103.
L’arche de Noé XXXIII Elie Saab, Haute Couture Summer 2014, 2014
Chromogenic print from original polaroid
32 x 43 inches (80 x 110 cm).
From an edition of 10. Signed, titled, dated, editioned and stamped on label on verso.
© Cathleen Naundorf / Courtesy Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York & Zürich