Josef Astor
Ying Yang
Razor Wired
Dismembered
Children’s Hour
Nude Sunbath
Airtight
Emergency Landing
Ying Yang
Time Stops
Tea Party
Bring me the head of…
Annunciation

Josef Astor

Josef Astor was born in Ohio. He graduated with a BFA degree from Syracuse University, and soon after moved to New York where he worked as a photo assitant for Gosta Peterson, Deborah Turbeville, Irving Penn, and a brief time, with Angus McBean. In 1985 he opened up his own studio and began his historically informed, theatrically staged style that drew upon various influences from his life; studies in art histroy, his father's medical practice, science, and magic. Astor has worked for such advertising clients as AT&T, IBM, Hitachi, Phillip Morris, Geoffrey Beene, Bergdorf Goodman, Absolut Vodka and Ralph Pucci. His work has appeared in such magazines as The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The New York Times Magazine, GQ, House and Garden and Bomb. In 1996 he was the recipient of the Infinity Award for 'Applied Photography' from the International Center of Photography.

Ying Yang

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2003

Razor Wired

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2003

Dismembered

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1995

Children’s Hour

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1988

Nude Sunbath

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1990

Airtight

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1988

Emergency Landing

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1994

Ying Yang

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1991

Time Stops

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1991

Tea Party

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1991

Bring me the head of…

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Annunciation

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1995