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Vogue Italia

Craig McDean celebrates the fire of the female spirit in Vogue Italia, January 2018. Venturing through the valley of the mind’s eye this tale takes us on a trip through the annals of time. Thinking and feeling merge into one, as this story aims to display a vast amount of scholarly expression. Erudite imagery is a visual expression of learned knowledge. We are not bound by the limits of life, rather, we are set free by what we are inspired to become. 

Georgie Hobday by Rankin for Hunger Magazine

Georgie Hobday exposes her many layers in “X-Ray” by Rankin for Hunger Magazine. In one of the most prophetic passages I read by poet E. E. Cummings was, “The greatest battle we face as human beings is the battle to protect our true selves from the self the world wants us to become.” By taking pieces of that conceptual treatment and mixing it with Rankin’s unique view of things, we have access to what I call ~ The Rankin-Reality.  

Sarah Fraser by Sølve Sundsbø for Numero Magazine, December/January 2017/18

Sarah Fraser transforms before our eyes as she lets her inner spirit fly, in “Métamorphose” by Sølve Sundsbø for Numero Magazine, December/January 2017/18. A tale of two sides come to be as her calm demeanor plays in perfect harmony. Split right down the center, this otherworldly editorial looks at the duality of humanity. Each somber shot brims with raw anticipation, as the bifurcation of duality is met with a fusion of ambiguity. 

Ine Neefs by Sølve Sundsbø for Numéro #189, December 2017/January 2018

Ine Neefs invites us to ride through the light by Sølve Sundsbø for Numéro #189, December/January 2017/18. Travelling at the speed of light we feel the zeal as the intensity starts to rise. In through the out door up through the down, over the top around and around. In the majesty of mythic lands there lives another world, where all of life’s mysteries are waiting to be heard. As the end of the year comes ever closer still, we find that we are blinded by the light. 

Love Magazine

Alasdair McLellan covers Models/Muppets for Love Magazine, Fall/Winter 2017. In the furry, funny world of modern Muppets, Kermit the Frog, commits the cardinal sin of falling for fur. Playfully poetic, each image is a projection of all of your childhood wonder wrapped into a distant memory. The chaos of the couture comes to life, with Miu Miu making us believe that we can be apart of this festival of high fashion. 

Saski de Brauw in “Clothes for Heroes” by Willy Vanderperre for AnOther Magazine, A/W 2017.

Vivienne Westwood and Andreas Kronthaler use clothes as a canvas in “Clothes for Heroes” captured by Willy Vanderperre for AnOther Magazine, A/W ’17. In the tedious tending of tomorrow’s truth… is where we find Saskia de Brauw leading the crew. She captivates on the cover followed by an editorial that fills in the blanks. We stare on high under a cloud strewn sky looking at a picture of time passing by. 

Camille Hurel & Sarah Dahl by Sølve Sundsbø for Numéro Magazine #189, December/January 2017-18

Camille Hurel & Sarah Dahl travel forth from distant galaxies, in “Stellaire” shot by Sølve Sundsbø for Numéro Magazine #189, December/January 2017-18. Landing with a blast, these beautiful creatures bring forth the interplanetary bling. Art and excess go hand-in-hand, as Sundsbø covers the annual bi-monthly Winter/Issue. Their bodies morph through the magic of metaphysics, transforming into earthy entities from beyond. 

Anna Cleveland in “Haut-Nah” by Luigi & Iango for Vogue Germany, January 2018

Anna Cleveland, Lily Nova, Ansley Gulielmi, Jessie Bloemendaal and Karolin Wolter look back to see ahead in “Haut-Nah” by Luigi & Iango for Vogue Germany, January ’18. The past and future converge as this takes us on a tour of haute couture. Delving into the history, we see this stand as a foundation for the fabulous 40’s, while heralding in what’s ahead. Fabrics find the curves and follow them closely, as we watch the feminine creature come into her own. 

Vogue Italia

Models are primed and ready to party in “The Celebration Issue” by Mert & Marcus for Vogue Italia, December 2017. Decadence is upon us as each shot heralds the coming of a brand new year. The animalistic nature takes hold as each beautiful creature is primed and ready to go. All bets are off as Mert & Marcus slide into a story of sheer decadence. Boundaries are left behind as images dare to take us deeper into the mindset of model-mania. 

“Power Dressing” by Platon for Garage Magazine FW 2017

The Art of the Female Rises Forth in “Power Dressing” by Platon for Garage Magazine, Fall/Winter 2017. We are an Army of Female Fighters. We’re Unafraid to Make Waves… We’re Unafraid to Name Names. We are Your Women Warriors. We will fight for our rights for as long as we live. The time of talking is behind us, we are here to stake our rightful claim.

These are My Rights We are Fighting For… Step Aside Or Get On Board… We’re Not Asking Anymore… I Am Woman Hear Me Roar. 

Ping Hue in “Metamorphosis” by Greg Kadel for Hunger Magazine.

Through the miracle of Greg Kadel we are able to see beyond ourselves, in “Metamorphosis” shot for Hunger Magazine. Model Ping Hue possesses a captivating aura, inspiring us to see beyond our own views. This story asks that we put aside our concepts of perfection and allow our minds to fly. The raw skin is peeling off the face artfully disrupted and dutifully replaced. Silence echos throughout the page adopting every move of this ballet of tortured beauty. 

Anna Cleveland by Dan Beleiu for Vogue Portugal December 2017

Anna Cleveland takes us to the far side of high fashion in “Human” by Dan Beleiu for Vogue Portugal, December 2017. Jean Paul Gaultier has continued his roll, securing another outta’ this world cover of the captivating Cleveland. Many are bothered by the straight lines of the word, Human, as it is written over the center of the cover page. I, however, take a different view. I see the contradiction that exists to be one of rigidity versus creativity.