Tim Walker and W Magazine have joined forces to trap some famous faces in one of his fantasies yet again. Thirty-seven of the biggest movie stars today stepped out of their celebrated roles and into the Walker’s world inspired by the “free-love” vibes of the seventies plus paintings and photographs from David Hockney.
For every man, woman, child, grandmother and Kanye West there is Chanel. Last year Karl Lagerfeld and Carine Roitfeld joined forces to create a project titled “The Little Black Jacket.” Mr. Largerfeld was photographer who snapped 100 different musicians, actors, designers, models, and stylists all wearing Chanel’s iconic black jacket styled differently on every single person. The fashion project resulted in a video, a world touring exhibition, and a coffee table book.
I have a new toy in my possession, it’s black, a bit heavy, expands with a turn and shows me something new ever time I play with it. I’ve upgraded from my Sony click and shoot digital camera, to a Canon click and snap snap snap dslr camera. I’m paparazzi now ma! Its my first dslr, and still breaking my baby in. With all the new features I’ve been getting familiar with, I just can’t stop snapping photos in black and white. Without color, a photo can becomes timeless, mature not old. You can’t help but focus more on story being told over the pretty colors that may distract you.
So you know what I’m giving you this week? Ageless, memorable, mischievious, suggestive photos that used less to show us more. Continue reading “Monday Men Style: Before There Was Color.” »