7.09.2011

Models by Models

There was a moment, quite some time ago, when recreational became fresh, blurred turned into spontaneous, negligible developed into sophisticated and raw was natural all of a sudden. We were abruptly ready to send professionals back home and those who thought that wouldn't last had to change their minds since we are still there, clumsy and proud. Our tastes have been educated and sharpened by masterpieces by Terry Richardson or Juergen Teller, and it was inevitable that sooner or later the braver and more self-confident between us (who if not our beloved models then) would turn the "I could have done it too" harmless philosophy into practice.
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Bjork by Terry Richardson and by Juergen Teller in Index Magazine June/July 2001 via juergenteller.tumblr.com 
It's all part of the aesthetic of the unusual, that also brought pretty unconventional models to the footlights. I'm not complaining though: Chloe Memisevic and Rory Mckee are my current favorite couple in the system, more beautiful than ever now that they're together.
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Chloe and Rory via aninitial
Alright where was I? Yeah, so this new achieved freedom released many from the need to get a degree in order to be taken seriously, and everyone suddenly got the right to have a try.
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Charlie Westerberg, Marcel Castenmiller and Matvey Lykov pose for Matthew Hitt, via yvymag
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Marcel Castenmiller by Jonas Kesseler, see the whole editorial here
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Matthew and Jonas. Both these were taken without official fashion intent by fellow Marcel Castenmiller, Tokyo's one via positive-magazine.
Now guess who couldn't help but answer to this quest for original self-taught creative talents? James Franco was already in the front row, taking pictures of Agyness as no less than James Dean for US Elle.

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