Staley-Wise Gallery presents the photographs of Txema Yeste in his first solo exhibition. Yeste began his career as a photojournalist and has maintained a long-time commitment to photographing vibrant traditional Spanish costume. Both influences are reflected in his fashion photographs.
This exhibition provides a glimpse into a world of powerful and sophisticated figures with strong and arresting faces and monumental bodies, often in motion. The work also acknowledges the growing diversity of expression and representation in the contemporary fashion world. Yeste’s unique color sensibility and passion for the photographic medium are particularly evident in the dye transfer prints included in the exhibition. Dye-transfer prints are made with 4 separate color plates and showcase these contemporary images using one of the oldest and richest methods of printing color photography.
Also included in this exhibition is an installation of unframed photographs representing Txema Yeste’s ongoing project depicting traditional dress in various communities throughout his home country of Spain. Yeste photographed these garments on locals in an outdoor studio set up at each location. He began this series more than a decade ago and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. A selection from this body of work will also be published quarterly in VOGUE España.
Txema Yeste was born in Spain and lives in Barcelona. His inspiration comes from music, film, art, and the world around him. He has photographed the advertising campaigns for Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Lancôme, and Yves Saint Laurent and his work appears in international editions of VOGUE, Vanity Fair, and Numéro, among other publications.