[As seen in Flower's September/October issue: Horst's photo of Yves Saint Laurent in Marrakech, 1980. Copyright Conde Nast. Click to enlarge.]
The V & A has issued a little Instagram challenge. It's kind of intimidating but nonetheless a good way to exercise those creative muscles: the museum's #MyHorstPhoto competition invites participants to take shots inspired by one of Horst's famous images. Since he captured rooms, gardens, fashion, travel and the human form, the possibilities are endless. Personally, I'd like to recreate the scene in YSL's walled garden, taken decades ago for Conde Nast but currently published in Flower to celebrate the V & A's soon-to-open fall show, Horst: Photographer of Style.
That said, I'm also drawn to his incredible close ups of plant-life. Recently, thanks to an assignment from Flower, I had a chance to learn more about a lesser known chapter in Horst's career -- his Patterns from Nature series. If you're interested, you can check it out here. Maybe you'll get some new ideas for your Instagram feed. The V & A challenge extends through November 13.