Sarah Moon

Marielle Hadengue, better known as Sarah Moon is a French photographer who was born in 1941. Moon entered the fashion world as a model in the late 60’s. In the 70’s she began photographing fellow models. Eventually she shifted her personal focus from modeling to fashion photography. By the mid-80’s her focus again shifted, this time from fashion to fine art photography where she concentrated on gallery and film work.

I came across Moon’s visual retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, while researching my thesis and I’m drawn to her dreamlike, romantic images. I am struck by her ethereal aesthetic and photographic construction. Moon’s images show the artist’s hand, they are painterly and sometimes look like glass plate captures.

In addition to her fine art photography and video work, Moon was the first woman to shoot the famous Pirelli calendar. She has also completed commissions from Chanel, Dior, and Comme des Garçons among others.