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Multi Line Designs Depicting Disturbance in Frequency

Stella Lucia & Vittoria Ceretti are among those who choose to “Take the Red Pill” by Yvan Fabing for Garage Magazine, Spring/Summer 2017. This editorial exposes the symbolism that exists between staying still and moving into the unknown. The blue pill was a choice that meant you stayed within the comforts of home, while the red pill was a selection that indicated an escape into the real world. 

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Anna Cleveland's Curves Pass Poetically Thru Picasso's Light

Anna Cleveland moves through the museum with intention in “The Iconic Objects” by Olivier Zahm for Vogue Russia, March 2017. Let’s play a game, if you will. Imagine this entire editorial space as a large canvas. Moving and stepping in open format, Cleveland becomes part of the largest frame in history. We see the shadow of abstraction come into view, as Anna imitates a model standing in Picasso’s famed light. 

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Exotic, Erotic & Über-Cool, Enter Queendom of Pleasure, Interview

Issa Lish, Sora Choi, Mae Lapres, Manami Kinoshita, & Sohyun Jung show us that under the cover of darkness, a new age is coming in “Cut Loose” by Mikael Janssen for Interview Magazine, March 2017. They speak about “a new femininity suffused with strength and uninhibited sexuality.” And, while I am one that feels the female has always been a creature ripe with strength and real prowess, I’m always ready to welcome in a new wave of lady lions. 

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Beauty Meets Brick & Mortar with High Fashion Twist for Numéro

Issa Lish and Katlin Aas takes it to the streets  in “Brooklyn” by Greg Kadel for Numéro #181, March 2017. To look and see the same old things with eyes as fresh as time. A gifted view of old as new is when yours becomes but mine. When I see these images I’m struck by there inner connectedness. Without an overt statement of purpose, we are witness to flowing motions that speak in never ending circles. 

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Succumbing to Madness of Their Own ~ Self Obsession ~ Vogue It

Guinevere van Seenus & Coco Rocha lead the way, proving sometimes life requires that we go astray in “The Polaroid Issue” Part III, Steven Klein for Vogue Italia, 02/17. The third story in this compelling quartet comes out strong, as art involves us in a kind of swaray of the senses. Secrets show in the dark, as the cameras catch them consorting undercover. The lithely frame of Erin O’Connor is covered up, showing a side of her visceral intensity. 

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Steven Klein Dips Into Darker Side "The Polaroid Issue"

Madonna opens the show for a story set to go in Part II of “The Polaroid Issue” by Steven Klein shot for Vogue Italia, 02/17. Something kinky comes our way, as this four person game is set to play. The art of fantasy fuels the fire as Klein shocks us into submission. Darkness brings life to the night, as it invites us to explore the other side of light. Guinevere van Seenus, Hannelore KnutsNatasa Vojnovic & Anna Ewers merge into one as they travel inside pleasure’s palace. 

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Pay Tribute to Friend of High Fashion ~ Forever Franca

Steven Klein pays tribute to the great, Franca Sozzani, in “The Polaroid Issue” for Vogue Italia, 02/17. This honors the Spirit of Sozzani, a renowned figure of high fashion that we recently lost. Art revels in the unknown, as this story calls out to the liberated souls of high creation. Part 1 of this delicious series is a place where extreme is but a dream. A tale of two worlds colliding. Creativity is on fire and fashion’s the flame, as excess meets an elite class of haute couture. 

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Half Bird Half Woman ~ Hana Spreads Wings to Fly High

Hana Jirickova summons us forward to the front lines of fashion in “Call to Arms” by Camilla Åkrans for Porter Magazine #19, Spring 2017. Hana flies in from above, Half Bird ~ Half Woman. I call to the winds… I call to the air… I call to the women who fight for our fair. I seek to find fortune in the form of female empowerment. Mere words aren’t just sounds strung together for effect. 

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Maartje Verhoef Brings Bold 80's Inspired Beauty Back!

Maartje Verhoef is amped up and ready to go in ‘Fully Charged’ by Charlotte Wales for Vogue UK, 03/17. It’s not often that we come across an editorial with four images that feel full. Here we have a story bursting at the seems, signalling the succulence of Spring coming our way. This season we have art and excess barreling toward each other at the speed of light. And, while that may feel like a furious ride, I’m here to tell you it’s right where you wanna be. 

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Kate Moss Pulls Us Into a Tale of Secrets/Seduction, W Magazine

Kate Moss and Luka Isaac pull us into a tale of secrets and seduction, in “Belle De Nuit” captured by Mert & Marcus for W Magazine, 03/17. Two enigmatic figures drawn together yet torn apart, this plays to the somber tones of silent era films. An ode to the artistry of decadence. Dress me up dress me down, this plays like Liz Taylor losing her mind in Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, or the incomparable Marilyn Monroe in Niagara