Mert Alas, born in Turkey, and Marcus Piggott, born in Wales, met in 1994 at a party on a pier in Hastings, England. Piggott asked Alas for a light, the two got talking and soon discovered they had much in common, not least a love of fashion. Three years later, the duo now known as Mert and Marcus had moved into an abandoned loft in East London, converted it into a studio and published their first collaborative photographic work in Dazed & Confused.
Today, Mert and Marcus shape the global image of renowned brands such as Giorgio Armani, Roberto Cavalli, Fendi, Miu Miu, Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent, Givenchy and Lancôme, and public figures such as Lady Gaga, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Linda Evangelista, Gisele Bündchen, Björk, Angelina Jolie and Rihanna. Their photographs cover a wide range of styles and influences, but are best known for their use of digitized enlargement of images and their fascination with strong, sexually charged, confident female subjects: "powerful women, women with meaning, a you-don't-need-to-talk-much-or-move-much-to-tell-who-you-are kind of woman."
This collection brings our best-selling Collector's Edition to an affordable, compact format and explores the unique vision of a creative partnership that has defined and redefined the standards for glamour, fashion and luxury. Approximately 300 images from Mert and Marcus' megawatt portfolio are accompanied by an introduction by Charlotte Cotton.
Author: Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott
Size: 262 x 350 x 29 mm
Size: 408 pages
Weight: 3630 grams