The Photographer Yasuhiro Wakabayashi, Known As Hiro, Is Gone. He Was 90 Years Old
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The Legendary Fashion Photographer Hiro Has Died. The Death Was Confirmed by His Son

Fashion Photographer Hiro

Photographer Yasuhiro Wakabayashi, better known by his pseudonym Hiro, passed away at the age of 90. The legendary photographer of Harper’s Bazaar was one of the most important fashion photographers of the 20th century. The causes of death are not named.

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Rings by Tiffany&Co photo by Hiro photographer
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The Japanese-American photographer is best known as a subject photographer: he shot jewelry in a surreal manner. He was not afraid to find new, sometimes provocative perspectives and ways of expressing his ideas. For example, he shot the Harry Winston necklace with diamonds and rubies on the hoof of a bull. It was often said about his works that they are infinitely more beautiful than reality. In addition to Harper’s Bazaar, he also worked with fashion magazines such as Vogue and others.

He began his career in 1956 as an assistant to legendary fashion photographer Richard Avedon, and from 1957 to 1975 he was a staff photographer for the American Harper’s Bazaar. American Photographer magazine devoted an entire issue to Hiro in 1982, and the famous art director of American Vogue Phyllis Posnick called his works “technically perfect.”

The master of surrealism in fashion photography passed away last Sunday at his home in Philadelphia. The death was confirmed by his son, Gregory Wakabayashi.

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