TINA: Photographer

Herb Ritts

Tina Turner - Herb Ritts - Photographer

Tina & Herb Ritts, Los Angeles 1993 / Photo by Linda Posnick

Herb Ritts was an American fashion photographer and director, known for his photographs of celebrities, models and others in the 1980s and 1990s. His work concentrated on black and white photography and portraits, often in the style of classical Greek sculptures.

After he photographed Brooke Shields for the cover of Elle, Olivia Newton-John for her Physical album and Madonna for her album True Blue, he started to work for the first time with Tina Turner for her album Break Every Rule in 1986. Since then, he was responsible for the cover pictures for Foreign Affair in 1989 (only center picture), Simply The Best in 1991, What’s Love Got To Do With It in 1993 and again for Tina’s last studio album Twenty Four Seven in 1999. He also directed the wonderful music video for Way Of The World in black and white and he photographed the cover picture for Tina’s first biography I, Tina in 1986.

Tina Turner - Herb Ritts - Photographer

Center pictures for the album 'Twenty Four Seven' and 'Foreign Affair'

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