We had the honor of seeing this beautiful, talented lady in concert last month and it was one of the best shows we’ve ever been too. She was mesmerizing in her movements, like a witch holding the audience under her spell, and beautiful in her voice and movements beyond belief. It’s wonderful to see her being recognized as a new, genre-defying voice that she is. These pictures have a wonderful 90’s vibe to them, she looks fresh faced and uniquely stylish and so sweet.
I’ve always been so madly in love with the photos Allan Tannenbaum took of John Lennon & Yoko Ono in 1980. He followed them as they strolled through Central Park on November 21st 1980, perfectly capturing their ease with each other and the camera; such lovely candid shots of John & Yoko cuddling in the early winter sun while making each other giggle. On November 26th, Tannenbaum photographed John & Yoko in their studio as promotion for their “Just Like Starting Over” video, and here their pure physical love is captured forever as they pose side-by-side in kimonos, lounge naked in bed together, John’s weight full atop Yoko, and gaze together into the camera lens, two parts of a beautiful whole.
Allan Tannenbaum released a book featuring images and memories from the sessions titled “John and Yoko: A New York Love Story”. It’s a beautiful book and a wonderful look at one of my favourite love stories.
Central Park, November 21st 1980
“Just Like Starting Over” Video Shoot, November 26th 1980
Lana Del Rey stars in a stunning winter beach shoot for Galore Magazine, effortlessly channelling Marilyn Monroe’s impish sexuality with a 70s bombshell twist. God, I love her so much. I haven’t read the interview yet, but I can guarantee it’s amazing because her interviews always are.
What to say about this cover editorial for the Interview magazine’s Art Issue? Madonna always works well with Mert and Marcus, having created many amazing photographs over the last couple decades. These pictures are beautifully styled and Madonna is, as always, an amazing model. I’m not against plastic surgery or air brushing, but the problem when it’s done to this extent is that it produces some serious uncanny valley vibes. In most of these Madonna doesn’t resemble herself, and in some cases, doesn’t look like a real person, more of a digital painting.
Looking at these three editorials of Nicki Minaj together reveals her transformative style: sleek in menswear for L’Uomo Vogue, booty bombshell for V, ghetto glam for Complex, and come-hither vixen for GQ. Nicki is all things!
Francesco Carrozzini for L’Uomo Vogue, October 2014
Mario Testino for V #92, Winter 2014
Vijat Mohindra for Complex, December 2014/Jaunary 2015
Mark Seliger for GQ, November 2014