editorialesque » jonathan marquez for gq style china

with the athleticism of a god, jonathan marquez appears incredibly perfect for the pages of GQ style china. shot for the publication’s summer/spring 2011 issue; marquez appears in this heavenly editorial through the lens of dusan reljin. through sleek, architecturally clean design lines & gladitor style sandals, jon appears stunningly as a superhuman. visually, the desert location combined with jon’s distinct features had my pupils expanding with intrigue; every aspect of this spread from the model to the design of each garment- it’s all that inspires me aesthetically. the styling of the spread pulls you in due to it’s simplicity & the cracked desert ground & clouded blue sky is almost hypnotic in color & in black & white. stunned, i am at how beautifully simple all elements appear to be for this editorial. quite possibly my favorite male editorial this year; jon marquez is also one of my favorites. represented by click models, you might recognize him from his extensive work with the house of givenchy. incredible images, stunning style, progressive & classic while allowing clean & edgy presence to be felt. perfect.

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editorialesque » karen elson for vogue japan

represented by women model management, iconic red head karen elson appears editorially for the june issue of vogue japan. shot by daniele + iango, elson appears stunning against a dramtically lit studio backdrop which ignites her iconic hair color, allowing her photographic presence to become enhanced. monochromatic pieces in zebra & striped print with floral accents are seen throughout & elson models each style perfectly. hailing from the united kingdom, elson ranks as fashion’s no. 11 icon. all visual aesthetics taken into consideration, i feel as though daniele + iango are becoming a bit of a photographic one note. they also photographed elson for the summer/spring issue of muse magazine, in which a similar dramatically lit backdrop was seen. while i love the image & can interpret the vision clearly; versatility & differentiation from one spread to another is key for any & every fashion photographer. while i fully admire a visual signature, i also seek wide ranged technique.

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editorialesque » godfrey gao for numéro homme china


shot by fan xin, numero homme china cover dude godfrey gao appears for his stunning featured editorial. surrounded by animal print & texture; the spread is a full range showcase of seasonal trend captured intensely in a greyscaled palette which adds to the depth seen with lighting. styled by joseph carle, godfrey appears handsomely amidst pillowed seating showing more skin for the warmer temperatures of spring & summer. appearing for the debut issue of numero homme china, the spread is an extension of what was previewed on the issue’s cover & the end result is flawless. already cited as the world’s first asian male supermodel, godfrey is a trailblazer & i love that he was given the opportunity to gain even more visibility on the scene in landing the debut cover & following that through with an amazing editorial performance. love the spread for it’s use of lighting & exagerration seen in styling. im excited to see what else godfrey has in store, as well as the rest of this issue.

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editorialesque » anja rubik for vogue japan

represented by next models ny, anja rubik appears for the june issue of vogue japan. combined elements of punk & androgyny are seen meshed with bold use of color & edgy, almost undone forms of styling & grooming. rebellious & excessive- anja showcases true versatility in the spread outfitted in masculine pieces from spring collections by balenciaga, balmain & prada. from mesh tanks to heavily adorned jackets- the spread & vision of punk attitude is translated both clearly & beautifully. a standout collection of not only the season but in terms of direction, the balenciaga SS11 collection has remained one of the most outstanding for it’s hard edged approach of androgyn- largely the focus of this spread, the collection provides a stunning style foundation for what is seen here. photographic credit for this spread goes to josh olins, styling by sissy vian.

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