filed under fashion
Fashion photographer Bruno Dayan has a mysterious and magical way of surrounding his subjects with light.
Rick Genest is not your everyday fashion model. The same could be said of Shaun Ross, an African American model who happens to be an albino. Here he is the subject of a fashion film created for Vogue Italia. Note to self - cast one of these gentlemen for a film.
Fourteen Actors Acting - a video gallery of classic screen types for The NY Times Magazine.
Here is a blast from the past. Remember the creepy Calvin Klein basement ads that ended up being banned back in the 90s? They were kind of genius and revolting all at once. Guess that was the point.
Respect to Harmony Korine. He always marches to the beat of a very different drummer. This time around, Korine has taken a rather unexpected approach in making a short fashion film. Check out Act Da Fool created for fashion label Proenza Schouler and then watch it a few more times.
The Beauty of the Power Game is a NY Times Magazine video gallery of top female tennis players in slow motion. The stylized shoots remind me of the idealized Aryan athletic form presented in Olympia, Leni Riefenstahl’s 1938 film of the 1936 Summer Olympics created at Hitler’s request.
City Sonata is part art film, part fashion show for men’s designer Siki Im.
Earlier this week, another director proclaimed that fashion-films may be the new breeding ground for upcoming filmmakers. I think she very well may be right. Check out the video look-book for the Fall 09 collection by Halston . The art direction would make Guy Bourdin proud.
Sometimes I fantasize about what a great dictator I’d make; I probably shouldn’t admit that in public. Every power-hungry person needs a good uniform and that’s exactly what label Social Suicide has put forth, a collection called Dictators of Fashion.
I’ve just become acquainted with Pierre Dal Corso’s fashion photography.
I recently discovered the work of photographer Martina Hoogland Ivanow. Whether shooting people, landscapes or fashion, there is a consistent style that evokes the dreamy spirit of a Tarkovsky film. See more of her work here and here.
Lately, I’ve been obsessed with images and masks that celebrate Dia de los muertos. Here are some particularly cool fashion photos using the theme.
I stumbled upon the website of fashion photographer Miles Aldridge. The two figure studies below are fantastically provocative and all about the shoes.
This photo series for The Face, by the amazing fashion photographer Phil Poynter is a play on an old theme that will never tire. Shooting giant models ala Attack of the Fifty Foot Women is a recipe for fun. Maybe it’s the black and white film, but this spread reminds me quite a bit of David Fincher’s music video for the Rolling Stones track Love is Strong.
It is only in retrospect many decades later that we can really appreciate the walls that Bettie Page helped to break down. Though her intent may have not been to do so, Page’s successful modeling career of the 1950’s is certainly in part responsible for encouraging the sexual revolution tied to the women’s liberation movement of the 1960’s. Goodbye Ms. Page; you certainly will always be a cultural icon.
The holiday season usually means it’s that time of the year when we’ll catch half naked models frolicking around on a beach in a black & white fragrance commercial. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it seems like a bit of a tired formula. I look forward to the day that I turn on the tube and find a perfume ad as bizarre as this short film created by fashion photographer Eugenio Recuenco for Loewe’s odor “Quizás, Quizás, Quizás”.
I’ve always believed that the great power that artists carry with them is the ability to evoke an emotional reaction from a stranger without even stepping foot in the same room. Nagi Noda’s whimsical work makes people feel good; it reminds us to use our imaginations no matter how wild they may be. As a young female artist she has truly defied obstacles and traditions while fully embodying the title “creative director.” With a vision all her own Nagi Noda has seamlessly slipped from one medium to another charming us along the way. So it is with a profound sadness that I share the work of Nagi Noda, whose life was cut way too short just a week ago at the age of 35.
I would never in a million years be caught dead in a pair of custom made converse all-star pants, unless of course i were a Japanese school girl (which I’m not). But it doesn’t mean they aren’t badass.
While on the topic of hair, this sure seems appropriate. Quirky Japanese designer/director, Nagi Noda created some interesting hairstyles. She linked up with photographer, Kenneth Cappello to shoot these hair hats.
Barnaby Roper is a fashion photographer and music video director. Natasa Vojnovic is a model from Belgrade. They collaborated on this short experimental fashion film in which Natasa bares all. She discusses leaving belgrade and what it means to be here in America.