Photography_ Inez an Lamsweerde & Vinoodh Matadin
Styling_ Emmanuelle Alt
Vogue Paris, November 2009
Fur Play Redux_ French Vogue had stopped feeling fresh to me for a while. I guess I got bored of the Helmut Newton references that plagued the magazine for so long. What I liked about this shoot was that it did fur, Africa and savagery in way that was arresting and contemporary but quite classically beautiful. No doubt they took their cue from Marc Jacobs tribal collection for Louis Vuitton I still feel that this is more than just a lip sync or lazy “homage”. There’s a feeling of Peter Beard and touches of Sam Haskins from his African Image period [See my earlier post on that book.] The images you see aren’t exact copies – I messed around with the exposure and tone. I quite like the way the model seems like she’s had her body painted. It seems even more tribal to me. Bravo, guys. Love it!