Recent Elle Fanning Editorials

October 15th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Photographers, Film|Tags: , , , , , , , |

The first time I saw Elle Fanning was on an episode of Law and Order: SVU, when Mariska Hargitay was away on maternity leave and Connie Nielsen replaced her. Elle played a homicidal little crazy kid terrifying gorgeous Connie. She was like Samara-level crazy, or like that girl in that documentary who had to be kept separate from her brother because she had no emotions and would murder him. Oh man, that documentary is great! So is The Ring! What? Oh! So! Elle was amazing in that episode and I was like, “That scary little blonde girl is a superstar!” and she is! She has magnificent range, sincerity as far as the eye can see, and sometimes sinisterness as far as the eye can see. She’s also an amazing model, as evidenced in these recent editorials – an autumnal story by Billy Kidd for The Edit; a gender-skewering shoot by Collier Schorr for i-D; and a I’m a Grown Woman fashion shoot by Olivia Malone for Nylon. No matter the character Elle is playing, she owns it. And she has the most amazing smile in the whole world! She always looks like she’s being caught mid-delighted giggle.

Elle Fanning by Billy Kidd for The Edit, September 10th 2015

Elle Fanning by Collier Schorr for i-D, Fall 2015

Elle Fanning by Olivia Malone for Nylon, November 2015

Forces of Fashion for Vogue US, September 2015

August 20th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Designers, Fashion Editorials, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

This set of photos is a real fashion over-stimulation! Instead of speaking of it in a general term, I’m going to pick a few specific pictures to point out. If, however, I WAS going to speak of it in a general term I would say: YASSSSS! COMBINE MANY MODELS/MANY FASHION-FORWARD CELEBRITIES/ALL THE MOST INSPIRED DESIGNERS/A MIX OF WELL KNOWN AND UP-AND-COMING PHOTOGRAPHERS/AND HALF A DOZEN STYLISTS AND GIVE ME ALL THE FASHION GLORY! I CAN HANDLE IT! GIVE IT TO ME! I CAN’T HANDLE IT! GIVE IT TO ME ANYWAY!

Something like that.

That being said. Please take note of my five favourite images:

1. Beyoncé in Givenchy & designer Riccardo Tisci by Anton Corbijn
I mean, duh doy. But this shot alone is gorgeous. Beyoncé as a literal force of nature (for she is the WIND!) with Tisci sprawled at her feet, confident that she’s bringing glory to his art. It’s perfect. Also, I love the way Jay Z says Tisci in concert. It’s adorable.

2. Caroline Trentini in Dior, Karlie Kloss in Oscar de la Renta, & Raquel Zimmermann in McQueen- by Jamie Hawkesworth
This is the second shot in the 27 page spread. WHAT IF I TALK ABOUT ALL OF THEM? I will try to limit myself. But this shot looks like a shot from an early 90s Vogue, which is the Vogue baby Bo was first introduced to, so it’s where my heart lives. What a perfect trio of girls to create this iconic inspiration. Also I love when models cuddle. It’s adorable.

3. Raquel Zimmermann in Valentino by Tim Walker
This is a perfect trio of talent, all made for each other. I wish there was an entire spread of just Raquel with her renaissance look, wearing romantic Valentino, captured by Walker’s whimsical eye.

4. FKA Twigs in Prada by Inez & Vinoodh
If I saw this Prada outfit on anyone but Twigs I would have just drifted right over it, but she can literally wear anything and use her doll-beauty and magnificently contorting limbs to make anything work. I imagine Inez & Vinoodh were positively giddy to work with someone as strange and artistic and unique as themselves. This shot is positively iconic. I adore it.

5. Nicholas Hoult in Tom Ford by Theo Wenner
This picture would only be more perfect if Ford was in the shot with Nicholas. CAN YOU IMAGINE? I’M IMAGINING IT RIGHT NOW! I have such a thing for anything that combines the stars of A Single Man + Tom Ford. So any time Tom is Julianne Moore’s date to an event, or every time I see Colin Firth I think, “OUCH! MY HEART!” then “OOH! THAT’S HOT!” Nicholas + Tom is my favourite pairing though. It’s just so much throwback perfection. My heart, it aches.

A few additional notes: I love that Maggie Rizer is in a shot next to Karen Elson! KISS HER! Is that the Bjork All Is Full of Love robot in the Edie Campbell by Tim Walker shot? I’m going to imagine it is and it’s inviting Edie back to her Bjork love-pod. The Cara and Gigi and Adele portraits are gorgeous! Such lens piercing goodness! That last shot bums me out and makes me want to overdose on pictures of women to make up for having to look at it. But we accept all parts of those we love, and I love this editorial!

Angelina Jolie Turns 40

June 4th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Candids, Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Erotica, Fashion Editorials, Fashion Photographers, Film|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Here’s how much I love Angelina Jolie – while I was going through my 10,000+ picture collection I have on my computer of her selecting my favorites for this post celebrating her 40th birthday today, I almost started crying because I love her so much.  I am not alone in this level of worshipful adoration of the model turned actress turned director, many other women, especially those who came of age in the 90’s, see her as an icon, inspiring us all to live honestly and never be ashamed and to be kind to the world around you even if that world hasn’t been kind to you.  Angelina has been through many different transformations in her life, each one a guide post for young women to show you how to be all things that you want, when you want.

Early to Mid 90’s – Teen Model

Mid to Late 90’s – Bisexual Icon

Late 90’s to Early 00’s – Carnal Tattooed Queen

Early 00’s – Brad Pitt Fucker

Early 00’s to Present – Fertility Goddess / Earth Mother

Late 00’s to Present – Camp Event

Reese Witherspoon, Keira Knightley, The Fanning Sisters and more by Tim Walker for W Magazine

January 8th, 2015|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Photographers, Film|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

W Magazine’s annual Great Performances portfolio is by British photographer Tim Walker this year, who infuses the portraits with wit and whimsy as only he can.  The list of performers includes new faces like David Oyelowo and Carmen Ojogo as well as some past favorites, all of whom gave beautiful, nuanced performances this year that are earning them acclaim.

Juergen Teller

August 7th, 2014|Categories: Celebrity Editorials & Photo Shoots, Fashion Models, Fashion Photographers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Juergen Teller is a fashion and art photographer originally from Germany who 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 was his breakthrough moment. His photographs first appeared in fashion magazines in the late 80s and continues now today with exhibits, books, ad campaigns and celebrity editorials. The raw presentation of the images has become the trademark of his photography, and what sets him apart from the more over processed, photoshop heavy photography.

Amy Adams by Juergen Teller for Love #12, August/September 2014