Rachel Arons writes about the challenges of capturing “Lolita” in a single image, and a new book that commissioned designers to create covers for Nabokov’s work. Click-through for a slide show of a selection of covers: http://nyr.kr/11xdKnr
Cover design by Aleksander Bak. Image courtesy Print Books.
Here is an antidote for all those bulimic young girls representing desire in fashion
A few funny things about this image I’d like to point out to you - first it is the banal consumer items and foodstuff, choppers and lamb chop cuts that neatly invert wannabe fashion desire that adorn Action’s body; and secondly, despite the obvious pale skin, bluey ‘bear’ like features, he is actually a seriously good rhyming rapper, well respected among his (mostly black) peers. I love the little feigned modesty of his hand draped across his central chest tattoo. Thats got us all wondering what he’s shy about, I bet (?). Lastly the same guy who shot many of the models earlier also did this shoot, Terry Richardson. I think everybody that works with him, find the process revealing of themselves inspiring, whilst feeling at ease with his great unpretentiousness to capture the secrets of the everyday.