Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott by Charlotte CottonMert Alas, born in Turkey, and Marcus Piggott, born in Wales, met in 1994, at a party on a pier in Hastings, England. Piggott asked Alas for a light, the pair got talking, and rapidly discovered they had plenty in common, not least a love of fashion. Three years later, the duo now known as Mert and Marcus had moved into a derelict loft in East London, converted it into a studio, and had their first collaborative photographic work published in Dazed & Confused.
These days, Mert and Marcus shape the global image of such renowned brands as Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi, Miu Miu, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy, and Lancôme, and public figures including Lady Gaga, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bündchen, Björk, Angelina Jolie, and Rihanna. Their photographs encompass a wide range of styles and influences but are renowned particularly for their use of digitized augmentation of images, and a fascination for strong, sexually charged, confident female subjects: “powerful women, women with a meaning, a you-don’t-have-to-talk-or-move-too-much-to-tell-who-you-are kind of woman.”
Bringing our best-selling Collector’s Edition to an affordable, compact format, this collection explores the unique vision of a creative partnership that has defined and redefined standards for glamour, fashion, and luxury. Approximately 300 images from the megawatt Mert and Marcus portfolio are accompanied by an introduction by Charlotte Cotton.
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Soon after, the pair realized that the love for fashion was only one of the things they had in common. This was the birth of a remarkable creative collaboration that lasts two decades. In the beginning, they were doing photos of themselves and their friends at home — a lot of portraits and nudes. Ever since, the duo has developed their distinct style of hyper-saturated, digitally manipulated images which were published in high-profile editorials from Vogue and W to Interview. Art Exhibitions , Photography Balasz Takac. Art Exhibitions , Photography Elena Martinique.
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Mert and Marcus is the working name of two fashion photographers Mert Alan and Marcus Piggott who work together on a collaborative basis. Their work and style is influenced by the photographer Guy Bourdin and have pioneered the use of digital manipulation within their field. They were both born in Mert Alas, born in Turkey and Marcus Piggott, born in Wales, met in England in after having worked for a brief period in different areas, Alas in classical music and Piggott in graphic design. Piggott was an assistant photographer and Alas was a fashion photo modeler. After working together in the photography business, they decided to create a team.