Tag: editorial images

editorialesque » garrett neff for schön

through the lens of philipp mueller, garrett neff of click models appears strikingly in this black & white editorial for the pages of schön magazine. styled by laurent dombrowicz, garrett neff remains one of my favorite male models. when i first became more knowledgable about male models & their agencies, garrett neff was one of the first that i had come to recognize much more easily, in comparison to other male models, through his extensive work with calvin klein. classically built, neff engages us as a visual audience with this effortless masculinity that translates incredibly on camera. grooming is also a huge aspect of editorial which i look at when reviewing editorial & here, i love the decision to keep a bit of facial hair. i remember the first time i seen garrett neff, i took the image to the barber as a reference for what i wanted my hair to look like. nevermind the fact that i came out with something that looked like a hi-top fade & never went back to that barber but my point is, neff’s hair has always been a major selling point. beautiful use of what appears to be natural light, quality retouching & modern styling put this spread in my book of inspiration.

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editorialesque » ming xi + caroline brasch nielsen for vogue china

through the lens of daniel jackson, vogue china’s august cover girl, ming xi appears with caroline brash neilsen for her feature editorial. styled by tiina laakkonen, the spread focuses on high contrast color blocking. lush use of velvet & an arsenal of coats are seen from the fall collections while ming & caroline have no paired shots. while i love the pieces selected, it would have been way more interesting if the girls were photographed interacting. isn’t the point of casting two models for one spread to see how well the two work in enhancing the direction of a fashion spread? referencing my previous post as a prime example, a winning combination can do wonders for a issue, given the right elements of styling & make-up. here, the spread is beautifully groomed & stylistically on-point, but the presence seems a bit out of touch. there is a lacking spark or sense of excitement; theres no sense of wonder or otherworldly glamour. this spread brinks boring & against the other outstanding editorial content of vogue china’s august issue, this spread pales in comparison. yet & still, technically speaking, i love the use of light. represented by elite, caroline can be seen for the fall valentino campaign while ming xi, represented by ford models, continues to build a stronger editorial presence. while both have had noted success individually, their chemistry was not seen here.

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editorialesque » iris strubegger + katrin thorman for vogue germany

through the lens of gregory harris for the pages of vogue germany, iris strubegger appears alongside katrin thorman in this stunningly styled editorial. styled by christiane arp, the two make a powerful combination & i must say, it’s nice to see iris. both represented by women model management, iris is seemingly the posterchild for supermodel androgyny. here, in the spread thorman & strubegger exude sexual energy together in a combination of masculine & feminine designs. beautiful use of studio backdrop & vivid use of lighting, i find the images tremendously inspiring. artistically, a number of elements including grooming, make-up & yes, styling are perfectly combined for the pages of german fashion publication.

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editorialesque » freja beha erichsen for vogue japan beauty

through the lens of alasdair mclellan, freja beha erichsen appears for the june issue of vogue japan, for the publication’s beauty supplement. styled by george cortina, the spread focuses on fashion pieces that  serve well in a beach setting. through make-up done by jeanine lobell, the spread focuses on more subdued elements of cosmetics as freja is seen with a soft pink lip & bronzed shadow. laurent philippon allowed the greater feel of ocean side chic as freja appropriately sports the wet look. overall, the spread is a good addition to freja’s portfolio. much like the post previous, freja is of the new school as well & represents high fashion’s obsession with the androgynous. represented by IMG & as a known favorite of karl lagerfeld, freja steadily remains on top in the fashion game. freja has also cast to appear for chanel’s FW12 campaign, which will debut soon.

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editorialesque » snejana onopka for vogue japan

classical chic is seen for the pages of vogue japan’s june issue, which sees snejana onopka through the lens of glen luchford. styled by anastasia barbieri, with hair & make-up by marc lopez & inge grognard; the spread is an inspiring set of black & white fashion pieces with incredible lighting. polished to perfection, there is something so beautiful about this ‘reluctant mistress’ spread. im leaning towards the fact that the combined elements of photography & style are fused incredibly well. there is such a strong message of sophistication, in the clothes that are pulled, in the way the make-up is applied, subtle & still a perfect accentuation. i live & love these forms of glamour that have been greatly represented here. i applaud all parties who contributed to the birth of this spread. inspired, tremendously by how sharp & chic this has been produced. represented by silent models, snejana hails from the ukraine & can be recognized from her recent vogue paris features & campaign spots with both etro & emillio pucci eyewear. obsessed with these aesthetics, for real.

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editorialesque » robin ahrens for wonderland

classical styling, dramatic light- two aspects of editorial that i live & love. wonderland magazine affords john balsom the photographic opportunity to capture robin ahrens of ford models europe to be seen in this trousers & trainers spread. classically styled by way perry, i love the casual aspects of style that are represented & love how artistically these styles are represented. i’ve said it more than once here, allow me to reiterate; with male editorial there is a seemingly larger opportunity to use greater forms of experimentation. because the design formatting of most menswear remains untouched & unchanged from season to season, use of light, placement of props & angles all make a world of a difference, editorially. these aspects that are represented each month in a number of publications remind us that fashion holds a large stage for some of the greatest artists expressions in the world. beyonce clothes or models, fashion is about capturing a moment- whether that’s a moment of trend or beauty. this spread adds dimension to style minimalism. superb lighting, in love with this.

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editorialesque » raquel zimmermann for vogue paris

through the lens of david sims, raquel zimmerman  of DNA appears darkly chic for the pages of vogue paris, for the publication’s june issue. styled in all black by beat bollinger, i love how movement was captured & am tremendously inspired by the use of both black & white, as well as colored photography. as one of my favorite editorial female models, raquel has mastered the art of modeling from a super extension. while some of the pieces throughout the editorial are much more minimal, stylistically, movement of the clothes & how it’s captured on film are what make this spread special. the studio backdrop seemingly compliments the simplicity of the clothes as raquel demonstrates true model versatility, transforming from one frame to the next, one page to the next. incredible styling & beautifully executed, this is editorial i love to see.  

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