Unless you are a fashion photographer or a photo geek, you may not be immediately familiar with the work of Jeanloup Sieff but his influence on contemporary photographers is immediately recognizable. Active from the 1950′s until his death in the early 2000′s in advertising, nude, reportage, landscape, portraits and most notably fashion (for magazines such as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and Esquire), his images are striking in their composition, simplicity and beauty. The recently released book Les Indiscrètes showcases images, many of them for the first time, from all aspects of his career including candid on-the-set photos of Truffaut, Aznavour, Anna Karina, Billy Wilder and more. Being a Steidl book, the images are crisp and well-produced, the sum being an object that you will return to over and over for inspiration, contemplation and awe. Seiff said of this work, “My pictures are little black and white pebbles that I dropped on my way to adulthood, meant for leading me back to my adolescence.” Amazing. Click “Read More” for additional images.