Vanessa Winship

I stumbled through a series of portraits on artisans that Vanessa Winship took for the second issue of Hermès magazine. The portraits were simple head-to-toe style and in black and white. They looked amazing and reminded me of August Sander’s portraits, as well as Diane Arbus’ for the street photography feel her photos have. 


Winship is an award winning British photographer who manages to capture a certain timelessness in her portraits as I noticed in her previous works. She used an Ebony 4x5 large format field camera for her previous photo series which she published in her first book, Sweet nothings. I’m not sure which camera was used for the Hermès shoot. 

It is always interesting to discover a photographer who uses film; it just shows that film isn’t dead yet.