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: daniel jackson, edward enninful, ming xi, paul rowland, sina weibo, style.com, vogue china, w
A week ago Paul Rowland hosted an early summer barbecue on behalf of his juggernaut of an image board. High above the din Midtown traffic on the 18th story penthouse terrace at 57 W 57 I was shown something on a smartphone display by the beautiful Ming Xi that has taken a whole seven days and another 30 seconds of interweb research to elucidate. We had been talking about her recent foray into English language microblogging via Twitter at the behest of W fashion and style editor Edward Enninful. What Ming’s phone displayed was her page and its 230K+ fans on what she called the “Chinese Twitter” or what I now have come to recognize as the Chinese microblogging service called Sina Weibo. “Weibo” will ring familiar to tFS regulars as a URL that is frequently watermarked on images of Vogue China that materialize deep in the nether regions of the tFS forums. I learned as much in the span of an aforementioned half minute this morning during my morning press review that included Ming Xi’s Vogue China August 2011 cover by photographer Daniel Jackson that first surfaced on, wait for it, Weibo! Needless to say my appetite has been whetted for the rest of the Jackson cover story, which is a dead certainty to hit Weibo before any Manhattan newsstand…and rightfully so, Ming Xi is the sort of stunning that simply cannot wait.
Credits include: Publication, Vogue China August 2011; Photography, Daniel Jackson; Image source, Weibo.com/VogueChina.