Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Monday, September 29, 2008
The fan base is astounding....the tees are a "must have". The message? What's your opinion....it's deeper than meets the eye.
Fotos: Samuel Zakuto for Brian Wood
Love the raw feel and natural flavor of the London based line...Stone Island, founded in 1982 by Italian Designer Massimo Osti. Truly beauty is in the eye of the beholder...or is it the photographer? or designer? or stylist? or maybe the casting agent....OYE!!! Who decides these days?
Foto: Simon Thistleton
Styling: Simon Foxton
Sunday, September 28, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
When did it become a point of contention that allows "haters" or non photographic artisans to criticize someone's art in touching up a picture and saying something like "photoshopped up the ass" when they don't have a clue....or they themselves photoshop "their own pics". Have you taken a serious look at the latest campaigns...editorials...and even catalogs recently??? What do you think the images should look like. Even pedestrian or average folk don't want their own pics posted ANYWHERE without a bit of touching....correction, MAJOR retouching....so let's come off this 'models should be all perfect' trip. Just go to Marquee or any industry party and take a look up close at the models in the room....they are beautiful...but THEY ARE NOT PERFECT! Photographers make 'em that way. Even artists perfect or distort to some extent their own view of the objects of their desire. Society has even taken it to a new level of perfection that even some of our own actors and actresses don't want to go out in the daylight due to the slight imperfections that add "character" to an already beautiful visage. It's like we've become Blanche Dubois in "A Streetcar Named Desire"....where we are afraid to go out til after dark...I don't get it. In the end...it's merely art....so give it a rest.
Let me add....I definitely don't like over photoshopping myself.....I like that element of realism. But to say a simple picture is enhanced and retouched...and is photoshopped up the ass (and mind you...some are)...it a gross exaggeration of "what is"...and ultimately denigrates to simple unwarranted jealousy. That is why we in the business rely heavily on the hallowed polaroid or digital....but let me take it a step further. Take a look....lol.
Posted by Dave Fothergill aka ChillAgentD at 11:16 PM
Whether kickboxing or standing....Ibrahim is definitely one of a kind...with a rock solid foundation. Don't let those eyes fool you.....or that wicked, infectious smile. He can transform from grimy to elegant in the blink of an eye and has a track record to prove it. Keep an eye out for the new I.N.C. for Macys.