Posted on October 05 2012
Jeanloup Sieff (November 30, 1933 – 20 September 2000) was a fashion French photographer.
Sieff's interest in photography was first triggered when he received a Photax plastic camera as a birthday gift for his fourteenth birthday.
In 1956 he began shooting fashion photography. He settled in New York for a number of years in the 1960s, where he worked for Esquire, Glamour, Vogue and Harper's Bazaar, becoming extremely popular in America. He photographed many celebrities, among them Jane Birkin, Yves Montand, Alfred Hitchcock, Jacques-Henri Lartigue, Yves Saint-Laurent, and Rudolf Nureyev. Dancers and nudes were two recurring themes in his works. Jeanloup Sieff died in Paris, September 20, 2000 at the age of 66. His daughter, Sonia Sieff, is a well known photographer.