Stephan Würth was born in Munich, and grew up in California, Texas, and Germany.
He discovered photography at age fourteen during a family vacation in
Spain; his favorite subjects were sun-bathing women on the Costa del
Sol. Würth later attended business school in Germany and worked for his
family business, yet photography remained his main passion. In 2000,
he enrolled in the Art Institute of Ft. Lauderdale to study photography, and after graduating, became a full time photographer.
Since then, his clients have included Vogue (Latin America), GQ (UK,
Italy and Germany), Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition, Esquire, Flair
magazine (Italy), Surface magazine among others.
Würth currently resides in New York City’s West Village with his wife, Vanessa.
Wurth has been fascinated with the mythical vistas of the American West
and the isolation and freedom of vast desert expanses. He culminates
this geographical romance with the new series Ghost Town. These
photographs narrate the tale of three women as they journey through
Nevada, where they soon find themselves stranded with a broken-down car
on the side of a desolate road. Shot over seven days on black-and-white
Kodak Tri-X film, the images were scanned for the book from 16 x 20 inch
hand-developed prints and never retouched. The book also features an
epilogue by fashion and culture critic Lesley M.M. Blume.
Ghost Town at stephanwurth.com (official site)
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www.lifelounge.com.au – Ghost Town by Stephan Würth
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Flaunt magazine – interview with Stephan Würth