Monday, December 26, 2011
In the Vogue Italia appeared in December 2007 the famous editorial "Patterns" by Steven Meisel. Meisel received a lot of praise and acclaimation for these really breathtaking photos.
But what was unfortunately never mentioned, at least as far as I know, is how much this famous editorial is influenced by the paintings of the Japanese fantasy artist Yoshitaka Amano.
I’m a great admirer of Meisel’s work but: Honor to whom honor is due!
Monday, December 5, 2011
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Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Kate Moss in a hammam by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott. She’s posing in that Turkish bath like the famous odalisques on the 19th century paintings. Like for example this one by the French painter Jean Léon Gérôme.
Probably needless to mention, that this kind of women were more an invention of European fantasies.
Sunday, June 26, 2011
It’s obvious that Steven Meisel has a strong affection to the cool design of the Art Deco era. This great editorial "Dinner at Eight" was published in the Vogue Italia in May 2008.
In my humble opinion it reflects not only the style of the 1930s, but it’s also quoting the paintings by Tamara de Lempicka.
Monday, May 30, 2011
Monday, May 2, 2011
I think that it was kind of advertising campaign for shoes realized by the renowned British photographer Miles Aldridge. Published New York Times Magazine in 2006.
With his typical irony Aldridge is quoting the old American science fiction film "Attack of the 50 Foot Woman".
Thursday, April 7, 2011
This famous series with the Brazilian supermodel Gisele Bündchen was done by David LaChapelle for George Magazine in June 2000. It reminds a lot of the old patriotic World War II pinups.
like this by Billy de Vorss
or "At Your Command" by Earl MacPherson
Thursday, March 10, 2011
This series of Bond girl Olga Kurylenko is by Ellen von Unwerth.
Maybe Unwerth was also thinking of the Bond films, but I believe she had more the female secret agents of the sixties in mind like Modesty Blaise, Emma Peel. But anyway it would have been retro like Bond himself.