Sarah Moon

Born in England in 1940 as Marielle Hadengue, Sarah Moon has been a fashion and commercial photographer since 1968, and also a filmmaker. She is best known for her dreamlike images and her representation of femininity as free from time and context, as living in a fairy world. Although Moon has been a major participant in the world of fashion for more than three decades, she has carefully carved out her own niche — a signature style that dispenses with the erotically suggestive poses favored by many of her male counterparts in favor of the emblems of luxury and nostalgia. In the fashion work, her models are studious and disengaged, often turned away or intentionally blurred, they transformed to a compositional element. Mystery and sensuality are at the core of Moon’s work, whether she’s photographing haute couture, still life, or portraiture. Sarah Moon is based in Paris.