Guy Bourdin is a photographer of limited range and repetitive imagination, but also unique vision. His apparent obsessions are constricted in content and tone: dollish models with painted faces, the frame within a frame, light and its reflective qualities. These themes pervade his work, giving his photographs a trademark flavor and creating an arranged world, a Bourdin world. Given these factors, Bourdin is left with a small frame to work within, a formula that is something like that of the mathematician or, better, the sonneteer.
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