Rihanna by David Sims

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Rihanna by David Sims for American Vogue.

A notoriously private person, David Sims prefers to leave little trace—only the fleeting moments he’s captured on film. With his gritty, stark, realistic, and anti-fashion style, he was among a small cadre responsible for the renaissance of British photography in the early nineties; his use of minimal background and flat studio lighting reflected the decade’s pared-down aesthetic. Today, he is a regular contributor to Vogue, delivering immaculate and energetic images that eschew story line, stripping away all distractions to put the focus strictly on the clothes. Read more