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Mark Borthwick: Not in Fashion

Mark Borthwick has no place in the glossy fashion world. His raw, un-Photoshopped style is totally jarring. As fashion devotees drown in airbrushed images, Rothwick's new collection of work, Mark Borthwick: Not in Fashion (Rizzoli, $50), deserves more than a passing glance. His shots ooze innocence and proudly display a proximity to real bodies -- not simply the glorified Glamazons of high fashion editorials. His subjects are personal, his compositions striking. Some are bathed in sunlight -- the result of intentionally overexposed film - and some capture blush-inducing intimate moments. Littering his photography with pages of original poems and collages, Borthwick draws us into his confusing world, at times uncomfortably so. The Borthwick effect is to turn fashion photography on its head, inspiring onlookers to think differently.

-- Rajat Singh

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