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Known for his fantastic black and white images sculpting the human body in the late ’80s and ’90s, photographer Herb Ritts was definitely the go-to photographer of supermodels.

With his keen visual eye, Ritts photographed some of the biggest and most iconic stars of the 20th century, think MadonnaJanet and Michael Jackson, among many others. 

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To bring in the New Year, cool blog Nowness recently revealed Herb’s never before seen shots of some of our favorite celebrities including Naomi Campbell, Cindy Crawford, Karl Lagerfeld, Johnny Depp and David Bowie, to list a few.

Here’s what some of Ritts subjects had to say about his work:

Cindy Crawford: I think he photographs women the way they want to look… Herb would always get you naked. You knew that’s the way it went, you are going to look good.

Calvin Klein: His sense of light, outside or in the studio, is very strong and very graphic. When you turn a page and see one of his photographs, it’s aggressive. You stop.

Naomi Campbell: All of us experienced pain with Herb, but the pain was worth it. You want one of those photographs in your lifetime of modeling.

Check out the great never-before-seen images in the gallery above!

SOURCE: fashionista

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