The last 24 October Deborah Tuberville is dead, she was a mainstay for modern, fashion photography. We want to pay tribute to its melancholic, mysterious and fabulous photography retracing briefly his life and his career.
Deborah Lou Turbeville was born in Stoneham, Mass., on July 6, 1932. (Many sources give the year as 1937 or 1938.) She moved to New York, where she was an assistant and sample model to the noted fashion designer Claire McCardell. She held editorial positions at Harper’s Bazaar and Mademoiselle
She began taking photographs on her own in the 1960s, and in 1966, enrolled in a six-month workshop taught by the photographer Richard Avedon and the art director Marvin Israel. “If it hadn’t been for the two of them, I wouldn’t have taken my photography seriously,” Ms. Turbeville told The Times Magazine in 1981.
In 1975 Ms. Turbeville produced for Vogue an image that would become “one of the most famous fashion photographs of the last 50 years” – The Independent said in 1993.
Over the years she deals of advertising services for Ungaro, Sonia Rykiel, Valentino, Yohji Yamamoto and Comme des Garçons, and editorials for Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue and The New York Times Magazine.
The style of his photographs is made of scraped and blurry pictures and moods, soft and rimy colors, leafless and desolate landscapes, that leave the viewer in a deep sense of mysterious confusion.
Her photos will remain forever in the memory of those who love fashion photography because it’s photography at the highest levels.