Thursday, December 31, 2009
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Sunday, December 6, 2009
one of the most beautiful and poetic editorials i've probably ever seen: the "Angel" story from Harper's Bazaar, December 1993. shot by Peter Lindbergh and starring Amber Valletta, it had this amazing cinematic quality that goes beyond a fashion editorial.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
the cover for the Arena Homme + fall/winter 2006 issue was Matt Dillon by Bruce Weber. the actor and photographer have a long history together as subject and artist - the issue mixed up old photos of Mr. Dillon when he was just an up-and-coming actor in the early 1980s to the more recent ones of him - all taken by Mr. Weber himself. i remember walking along the east village with my friend Sarah and we literally walked past Mr. Dillon himself (who i swear i totally clocked checking her). i think i have this weird 'mutant' gift if you can call it that - i could literally walk into a wall or door or not know where i was at any given time yet i still have this weird-OCD-observant knack for spotting celebrities (both famed and random) at the weirdest times. we each are born with special talents i guess ...
i did this drawing of Mr. Dillon - i remember i drew it spur of moment just to have something when i first moved into my apartment. i hung it at the foot of my bed and it's been there ever since. i got that quote from J.D. Salinger's Catcher in the Rye - i guess it summed up mood at the time.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
say what you will about Ms. Campbell but she can do no wrong to me. it's like this article i read about her where it said that she can burn your house down and basically cause a shit storm that all but ruins your entire existence but all she has to do is flash that light beaming smile and it's like all is forgiven. the power of a supermodel named Naomi Campbell i guess .....
my inaugural i-D magazine which had of course Ms. Campbell on the cover. it was 1996 and i bought it during a lazy but very "fashion-friendly discovery" summer for me (when i all i did was read and re-read fashion magazines and draw endless little doodles from them). i think i got the issue from this corner store on denman and nelson near my apartment that somehow seemed to sell all these high fashion glossies - albeit next to the porn and soap digest magazines. just one of those covers that sticks with me forever ....
Vogue, June, 1993. to me just a beautiful, warm, and inviting Vogue cover - the way it really should be but sadly isn't anymore ...