This picture, taken February 29, 2008, of Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen at the Chanel RTW Fall 2008 show in Paris is one of my favorite front row photographs because they perfectly embody the mood of fashion weeks – mild interest swaddled in luxury fabric.
Models and under a dozen words on the cover of the US Vogue! What is this, the 90′s? This year’s September issue goes back to Vogue’s glory days, featuring some of the hottest and newest faces in the modelling world on the cover, as well as some amazing veterans in the editorials inside. The cover isn’t the dreamy perfection of the 2004 September issue’s foldout model cover, but the effort is definitely appreciated.
Joan Smalls, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Arizona Muse, Edie Campbell, Iman Hammam, Fei Fei Sun, Vanessa Axente, Andreea Diaconu by Mario Testino
Anna Ewers, Caroline Trentini, Sasha Pivovarova, Imaan Hammam, Joan Smalls, Raquel Zimmermann, Edie Campbell & Fei Fei Sun by Annie Leibovitz
Sasha Pivorarova by Mikael Jansson
Karlie Kloss by Mario Testino
Today’s unintentional art photo is one of my favorite candid photographs. The emotions mixing with subtle sensuality give it a depth and story, making it a perfectly captured candid moment. It has a great back story too. The picture was taken May 19th, 2005. Angelina Jolie was in London and casually dating her ex-husband Johnny Lee Miller. This particular photo of Angelina is her in the car after having dinner with him, but you can tell she’s thinking about something else, most likely her co-star in Mr and Mrs Smith, which she had recently finished filming.
Cecil Beaton was a fashion, art and documentary photographer who was active from the late 1920s into the 1970s. He produced many Vogue covers, iconic fashion images, as well as being an Academy Award winning costume designer. Beaton’s portraits have their own distinct mood – intimate but not too close, stylized while still realistically depicting the subject. Over the years, he would photograph everyday people, kings, mega stars and icons, presenting them all with the same steady eye.