In the second issue of the reboot of the French magazine Lui, super leggy Edita Vilkeviciute undulates on the beach for Mikael Jansson, Martha Hunt stars in one of Solve Sundsbo’s lovely texture and light and shadow body-studies, and Maggie poses for Purienne in a shoot that’s reminiscent of my favourite Purple stories by Darren Ankenman, it’s all simple, honest beauty.
We’ve been big fans of Jena’s since her days as a child actor working in movies like Practical Magic, Contact and Donnie Darko. She progressed as an amazing actor in her more adult roles like Sucker Punch, Saved! and Pride and Prejudice. Seeing her being recognized as a name and a talent because of her involvement with the Hunger Games franchise feels like validation for all the years we spent disgruntled about her skills not being fully recognized. Now we finally have an excuse to post some of the stunning, naughty photo shoots she’s done over the last few years!
Rivi is a wonder! She possesses the doll-like looks of a pretty illustration with a flawless retro inspired red-lipped cat-eyed face, and it’s a perfect combination of cheeky burlesque and sultry come-hither loveliness. She looks like Snow White and Dita Von Teese had a baby! Rivi is a dancer and it’s artfully apparent in her ability to strike a perfectly elegant pose. In this series, Splice’s skill at capturing the gorgeous details of a beautiful woman is fantastically on display, every shot is enchanting, and the light loves Rivi – it dances around her pretty curves and stunning profile.
Rivi is super fun to follow. She works prolifically and updates her Tumblr and Instagram often with shots of her versatile work. She also works with a lot of other great models, including Sierra! Swoon!
Be sure to check out Splice Pictures Tumblr for updates on his gorgeous work.
Robert Mapplethorpe was an American photographer, known for his large-scale, highly stylized black and white photography. His work featured an array of subjects, including celebrity portraits, male and female nudes, and stills of flowers. His most controversial work is that of the underground BDSM scene in the late 1960s and early 1970s of New York. The homoeroticism of this work fueled a national debate over the public funding of controversial artworks. (via) Mapplethorpe’s signature was the highly contrasting black and white and the simplicity in the composition of his work. He presented every subject, from still lifes to celebrities to hustlers with the same elevated view.
Juergen Teller is a fashion and art photographer originally from Germany. Teller entered the London photography scene through the music industry taking photographs for record covers, it was Teller’s photograph of Sinéad O’Connor for her single Nothing Compares 2 You that marked an important moment in his career. His photographs first appeared in fashion magazines in the late 80s. The raw presentation of the images is the opposite of conventional fashion photography.