See the World Beautiful
Photographs by Anne Menke
Published by Glitterati Incorporated
240 pages, 11 x 14,” hardcover, 129 4/c and b/w photographs,
5,000 words, $85, October 2012
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Foreword by Tommy Hilfiger
Preface by Julia Chaplin
Afterword by Andrew Niccol
ANNE MENKE has traveled the world on assignment for the likes of Vogue, Elle, Marie Claire, Conde Nast Traveller, usually in search of the perfect environment to shoot a fashion spread. She has discovered that these environments themselves are the origins of much of the fashion we see on the runways today and has compiled an incredible record of people and places with that in mind. Texts by colleague luminaries Tommy Hilfiger, Julia Chaplin and Andrew Niccol, in addition to the author’s own introduction, explain where fashion meets culture in ethnic populations in Latin America, Europe, Asia and North America, in this unique, sensitive, and insightful work that itself is the perfect intersection of art and fashion photography. This photographic diary of cultural diasporas around the world showcases a story that is lost in translation amongst the impending threat of globalization.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Anne Menke was born in Germany where she was educated and after an apprenticeship opened her own photo studio. In 1991 she moved to Paris, and from there continued her career in fashion and advertising photography on locations around the world, including London. In 1995 she moved to New York City and subsequently to Sayulita, Mexico and now lives between the two locations. Her work includes photographing for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue, and has been published in Self,
Travel + Leisure Magazine, Cosmopolitan Germany, Elle France, Vogue Nippon, Vogue Russia, and Seventeen magazines, among others. Just some of her advertising clients include Emporio Armani, Nike, Aveda, Nine West, Maybelline, and Banana Republic. In addition to her work as a photographer, she is the co-founder of The Costa Verde International School in Sayulita, Mexico.
TOMMY HILFIGER is an American fashion designer and founder of the premium eponymous
lifestyle brand, Tommy Hilfiger.
JULIA CHAPLIN is a New York-based journalist and editor who covers contemporary art, fashion, design, lifestyle, and travel for such media as The New York Times, Elle, Vogue, Wallpaper and Conde Nast Traveler. She has worked as an editor at Spin, Interview, Harper’s Bazaar, and Elle magazines and has also written a documentary film, produced entertainment segments for the BBC and Channel 4 in England, and appeared as a pop culture expert on CNN, VH1, and MTV, among others.
ANDREW NICCOL is a New Zealand-born screenwriter, producer, and director known for such films as “Gattaca” (1997) and “The Truman Show” (1998), which earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Original Screenplay in 1999 and won a BAFTA award for Best Screenplay. He currently lives in Los Angeles, California.