Filed under: Editorials | Tags: ashley javier, bananarama, cesar leon, christopher rosales, cruel summer, dawn sterling, evandro soldati, garrett munce, lindsey gathright, romy soleimani, santiago sierra, w, w magazine
Last week photographer Santiago Sierra‘s work surfaced on this page in the form of that excellent Luciana Curtis Elle México cover story. Although his work is relatively new to this page, he has a long since established his name in the industry as the go-to auteur for fine moving imagery. His CV, which includes having worked with Mert & Marcus, Inez & Vinoodh, and other leading photographers, describes exactly the sort of heady matrix in which his visual sensibilities developed. Sierra’s still photography is no doubt accomplished, but it is in moving pictures where he has truly excelled. Take for example his latest video “Cruel Summer” starring Ford Men’s Evandro Soldati and Marloes Horst (Next), which was featured on Wmagazine.com the other week. Having absolutely nothing to do with its Bananarama namesake, this slow motion study in all that is equally desirous and nearly unattainable from swimwear to six packs yields a potent blend of pleasure and frustration or, in other words, the base ingredients of any “cruel summer.”
Please visit Wmagazine.com to see the entire “Cruel Summer” video by Santiago Sierra featuring Evandro Soldati.
Credits include: Publication, Wmagazine.com June 2011; Title, “Cruel Summer”; Photography, Santiago Sierra; Women’s fashion editing, Lindsey Gathright; Men’s fashion editing, Garrett Munce; Production, Cesar Leon; Hair, Ashley Javier at Art + Commerce for Leonor Greyl; Make up: Romy Soleimani at Management Artists; Manicure: Dawn Sterling at B Agency; Digital: Christopher Rosales; Photography assistance, Mario Alfonso de Armas, Alexander Prokos, Alessandro Zoppis, Duke F. Location: The James New York Hotel, jameshotels.com.
Filed under: Editorials | Tags: ashley javier, azzedine alaïa, grey, hannelore knuts, lisa houghton, ultramegalore, valentina ilardi martin, yelena yemchuk
Back at Magazine Mountain stories patiently wait for their feature on this page after having weathered the editorial winter that was the most recent show season. One cover story in particular has been staring at me with eyes that seemingly follow me around my messy office…and down the hall…in my distant apartment…even in my dreams! The tension has reached such a fever pitch that in order to relieve it I must share with you that Ford’s Hannelore Knuts features on one of the five special edition Spring / Summer 2011 covers of the biannual Grey photographed by Yelena Yemchuk. The corresponding fourteen-page editorial buried deep inside the hardbound pages of Grey IV places the Hasselt, Belgium native in a 1:1 scale model of domestic bliss (or peril depending on your persuasion) replete with carpeting, shaded lamps, TV cart, and rotary telephone. Rather unsurprisingly there is a dearth of images from this story on the interweb, which likely has something to do with Grey‘s nearly $40 asking price on the one hand and on the other, my unwillingness to perform magazine vivisection on such a richly published volume to reproduce the shots myself. Suffice it to say that Hannelore looks her exquisite best wearing an opening look that includes a sheer silk plum blouse with a beige cardigan and skirt by Azzedine Alaïa and ostrich shoes from Robert Clergerie. To see the rest you’ll have to buy the issue, but until that time you can also enjoy the 82-second teaser clip at the bottom of this post. Or simply lock gazes with Hannelore whose eyes will follow you until you’ve finally bought the issue just as they have followed me in writing every sentence of this post down to the very last word.
Credits include: Publication, Grey Issue 04 Spring / Summer 2011; Title, “New York – Sunday 07.11.10”; Photography, Yelena Yemchuk; Fashion editor, Valentina Ilardi Martin; Hair, Ashley Javier at Art + Commerce; Makeup, Lisa Houghton at Jed Root; Photography assistants, Juan Dreyfus, Jason McDonald; Fashion assistants, Karen Mai; Digital operator, Aaron Ohrt; Production, Cheyenne Vesper; Set design, Louis Asaro at 11th Street Workshop; Location, 11th Street Workshop.
Video teaser featuring Hannelore Knuts for Grey Issue 04 Spring / Summer 2011