Posts in the Editorials Category

'To Be Resilient' I Am Spirit Created... I Am Mother Earth

Bibi Abdulkadir, Idina Moncreiffe, Ololade IbrahimMaria Vitoria, Alice Vink & Violet Threlfall are spirits of triumph in ‘To Be Resilient’ by Michal Pudelka for The Fashionable Lampoon, SS 2019. THROUGH FLOORS OF FUTILITY… UP WALLS OF PURE WONDER… O’RE CEILINGS OF CERTAINTY WE FIND OURSELVES HOME. Resilience… I Am Spirit Created of Ethos and Earth… I Am One with the Land… I Am Mother Earth. 

Delphine Diallo Invites Us Into Light "Africa Motherland"

Jeneil Williams & Grace Mahary invite the light not to fall, but to spread over all in ‘Africa Motherland’ by Delphine Diallo for Vogue Portugal, April 2019. To honor individuality while “understanding our own humanity as an entity,” that is Delphine Diallo’s goal. I am truly moved by her brave work. She has a compassion that comes through the camera… with every click you can feel her dedication expressed. 

Ajak Deng Takes on Über-Dynamic Role of Grace Jones

Ajak Deng evolves as she takes on the über-dynamic role of Grace Jones in ‘Athletic Grace’ by Julia Noni for Vogue Germany, March 2019. Sinewy shapes & unbearably, longs limbs lend themselves to this body of pure grace. Ajak Deng gives us the flavor of Grace Jones without mimicking her. An ode of the highest order. Each image is exquisitely captured and artfully portrayed. A thrilling mix of art and excess, Ajak delivers one of the most exquisite editorials of the season. 

Eva Herzigova Plays Ballerina on Journey of Discovery

Eva Herzigova takes us on a sensual journey by Philip Gay for Harper’s Bazaar Russia, April 2019. Lightness awakens as beauty abounds watching her dance in dreamy surround. A balletic inspired interpretation explores the glamour of a romantic journey. Meeting her lover for a tryst of play she takes to a ship for a glorious getaway. We watch her careen through the corridors, colliding with the walls as if they were her partner. 

Looks Up High to See The Eye in Sky

Rankin celebrates spirit of the great Punk Ambassador, Ziggy Stardust, for Hunger Magazine, Issue 15. Touted as the New Wave Buzz Cuts, these styles embrace a sense of independence and coiffed character. The power of modified punk comes to bare in this edgy editorial that dares to imagine a place where anything is possible. Lucy Upton Prowse turns up the color quotient with couture that fits the high fashion bill. 

Five Fierce Females Seek In Kind... A High Fashion Find

Beauty rises to meet the light as fashion claims the wrong side of right in ‘Season of Sensations’ by Luigi & Iango for Vogue Japan, 03/19. The ferocity of these five females delve into decadence, as ‘Dreams of Glamour’ dance in their heads. A New Year Brings A New Attitude… Celebrating A Whole New You. It’s our job to find that ferocity and let it shine. This year it’s all about the woman. 

Kris Grikaite's Hypnotic Eyes Are the Mirror of Her Soul

Kris Grikaite & Anok Yai sink into shades of black and red in ‘Le Rouge Et Noir‘ by Collier Schorr for Vogue Italia, January 2019. Beauty builds as truth fulfills a force of formidable power. Kris Grikaite’s green eyes will lull you into another dimension, as you dare to fall into her hypnotic stare. Anok Yai’s beauty beckons us near as her calm demeanor keeps a cool distance. 

Kiki Doubles Up as Desert Winds Blow

In This Desert I Walk Alone Born of Sand Born of Stone. In a Land Where Hope is Grown My Body Aches to Tell this Tome. Hannsjörg Voth’s grand Stadt des Orion (City of Orion) was built in the middle of Marha Plain, deep in the heart of Morroco. The poetic power of Hannsjörg’s “Himmelstreppe” or “Stairway to Heaven” to me speaks to our life’s journey. Much like Camus‘ Sisyphus, the action of rolling the rock up the mountain always seemed a sentence to bear. 

From Shakespeare's Pondering Prose, "What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks?"

“What Light Through Yonder Window Breaks?”

my soul is but a pond

longing to be a lake

my heart but a vessel

with pain it does ache

beauty bleeds in the window

opening my mind’s door

 light echos life’s legacy

for less is but more

I will take a sojourn

on a rapturous roam

of where I will write

this heartfelt tome

beyond the wild

and to the sea

my every will

is a fantasy

as light doth seek

a way to home

I’ll share my thoughts

of the vast unknown

poetic prose – tanyajo

 

Ache to Unleash the Hidden Beast – Poetic Prose Tanyajo

Ache to Unleash the Hidden Beast…

upon ye baron breast I yield

all life’s secrets borne to shield

from me to you and you to the

a common thread of travesty

my way from thou’st who bringeth well

a heartfelt wish to sit a spell

to ponder upon our deepest soul

thoughts that bare ye out as whole

a fond farewell, a silent night

a lilting lullaby holds us tight

oh dear one the dreams are done

a daintier notion has never come

hark the herald angels sing

glory to the new borne queen

poetic prose – tanyajo

 

Anna Cleveland Hides Private Parts Behind a Fox's Face

Anna Cleveland hides in plain site by Laura Marie Cieplik for Vogue Czechoslovakia, November 2018. In the mourning mist of someday’s song lives a quiet girl that sings along, to the sky that cries o’re her cheek and the sun that kisses her skin so sweet. Traveling forth on her sojourn home she remembers that rain the weeps so forlorn. Oh bare upon thine soul I say ~ for this is the time today is the today. 

When Life's Secrets Go Too Deep I "Can't Get No Sleep"

Kiki Willems, Anok Yai & Lara Mullen usher in a season of change with “Can’t Get No Sleep” shot by Mert & Marcus for Vogue UK, September 2018. Art is but an illusion life is but a dream… in the muted landscape of yesterday we linger longer in abstract theme. Neon’s allure has been interrupted. The fog lifts, with piercing pictures that show us, what was once considered strange is merely replaced by a taste of change.