The London based photography duo Lucilla Barbieri and Fabrizio Coppi met in Milan in the early 90s and started to work together as Coppi Barbieri. In the following decades they have become among the most sought after still life photographers in the world crafting meticulous images for the likes of Apple, Chanel, Cartier, Estee Lauder, Fendi, Gucci, Harry Winston, Louis Vuitton, and Van Cleef & Arpels. Early Works 1992-1997 presents for the first time the experimental images they created together before their commercial career took off.
Their first experiments involved flowers immersed in water, common household objects such as plastic bottles, and glassware, and back-lit dresses animated by fans. Their inspiration was the work of historical photographers and artists such as André Kertész, Baron Adolph de Meyer, Josef Sudek and the painter Morandi. But they also injected the sensibility of fashion photographers working at that time such as Paolo Roversi and Javier Vallhonrat. Their slow process involved using single 5x7 film which lends the pictures in this book a unique quality and the feeling of belonging to another world.
来自伦敦的摄影夫妻档摄影组合Lucilla Barbieri 和 Fabrizio Coppi（于90年代初在米兰相识，并开始以Coppi Barbieri之名合作拍摄照片。在接下来的数十年里，他们成为世界上最炙手可热的静物摄影师，为苹果、香奈儿、卡地亚、雅诗兰黛、芬迪、古驰、哈利•温斯顿、路易威登及梵克雅宝等大公司打造精致的摄影作品。《1992-1997年早期作品》第一次呈现了他们的商业生涯起飞前二人一起拍摄的试验性作品。
他们的首次尝试包括拍摄没入水中的花，常见的家居物品，如塑料瓶、玻璃器皿和背光下被风扇吹起来的连衣裙等。他们的灵感来自安德烈•柯特兹、巴隆•阿道夫•德•迈耶、约瑟夫•休德克、画家莫兰迪等历史摄影师和艺术家的作品。不过，他们还为自己的作品注入了Paolo Roversi 和Javier Vallhonrat等当时的时尚摄影师们特有的感受力。他们循序渐进，使用单一的5x7 胶片为本书的图片赋予了一种独特质感和来自另一个世界的感觉。