End Frame: Brian Bowen Smith on Herb Ritts

October 17, 2013

© Herb Ritts Foundation

"Madonna I, San Pedro," 1990. Herb Ritts photographed Madonna numerous times for magazines and album covers. His first music video was for Madonna's song "Cherish" in 1989.

Brian Bowen Smith, the celebrity and fashion photographer who has photographed model Cindy Crawford repeatedly over the last eight years, says that when he worked as an assistant to Herb Ritts, he learned first-hand the importance of establishing a rapport with a photo subject. Ritts created some of the most memorable images of the most-photographed actors, sports figures and musicians...

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