He was known for (I believe) large format, black and white photographs of men and women, often in suits or business attire in sort of distorted, strange poses -- very angular, abnormal body positions.

I believe it was an Italian photographer, working in the 80's, and his last name starts with an 'M' but I could be wrong. I cannot remember, and it's driving me crazy!

  • So this is art photography rather than fashion photography? Commented Dec 14, 2021 at 0:20
  • Yes, I believe so. Commented Dec 14, 2021 at 0:25

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Robert Longo and the Men in the Cities series seem to be a pretty good match to your description of the photos. From the Wikipedia page:

Longo became first well known in the 1980s for his Men in the Cities drawing and print series, which depict sharply dressed men and women writhing in contorted emotion


  • That was exactly it!! Thank you so much! :) For some reason I thought it was an "M" name but I stand corrected. Thank you! Commented Dec 16, 2021 at 2:49
  • @kellyandrews: There is certainly an M in Men in the Cities.
    – Lucian
    Commented Dec 17, 2021 at 23:51

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