A veteran of Harpers Bazaar, Vogue and associate of the famous Magnum agency, Jeanloup Sieff took up his camera to capture ‘the pleasure of those maddening lights’. Whether the chic limelight of Hollywood, the harsh glare of Death Valley skies or the fashion shoot flash, his images are studies in the art of glamour.
Jeanloup Sieff was born in Paris to parents of Polish origin. He took up photography at the age of 14 upon receiving a plastic Photax camera for his birthday. In 1953 he went to the Vaugirard School of Photography in Paris to study literature, journalism and photography.