Speaking of all that 80's Fioruccissima...proper props to Beat Bolliger and Linda Cantello for turning up the volume on Miss Cat for that all Testino German Vogue.
Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2008-05-09 18:24.
Courtesy of Mr Joseph Bleu, TI received these snaps of one of our favorite new male models, Christian at Basic, photographed by the very enterprising young photographer, Shameer Kahn. I love that these two kids of the same generation conspired to take such fresh and relaxed pictures. Portrait of a generation methinks!
Submitted by Wayne on Mon, 2008-04-28 21:41.
My phone just rang. A voice said "Wayne Sterling. This is your past" I thought. "Oh Lord. I'm about to be arrested". It was photographer Juan Algarin on the line. Juan and I used to play together on shoots about 8 years ago when I fancied myself a stylist. We reminisced about how crazy we were in those days...absolutely fearless...absolutely free...hanging Paul Rowland's niece upside down above Theresa Lourenco at Pier 59. Shooting Kwame in Helmut Lang biker trousers with the fly open. Shooting Aaliyah for a cover portrait ..with her eyes closed. Well Juan and I are going to catch up on Weds to plot working together again and I'm very excited. He sent me these snaps of Irina from 1 literally 5 mins ago. I uploaded them right that instant.
Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2008-04-24 22:32.
Submitted by Wayne on Fri, 2008-04-18 20:44.
I've worked virtually every month for two years now with photographer Kikuko Usuyama on assignment for Spur magazine shooting virtually every cool young model who comes onto the market. Yet I've never known the full spectrum of her work until she showed me these portraits she did of an 83 year old shamen.
Submitted by Wayne on Wed, 2008-04-09 18:02.
18 year old Red fledgling Salieu Jalloh from Sierra Leone posed in front of lens of 18 year old photographer Shameer Khan and the results were beautiful. There something about these pics with the everyday wear and perfectly calculated casualness that remind me of that legendary Corrine Day shoot with Kate (Not to infer Salie is a new boy Kate or Shameer, a Corrine ). It' s very high school kids hanging out in a New York City park snapping shots of each other and I adore the truth of that. This is a testament to the ideal of picking up the camera and bravely expressing your viewpoint. Tracking down Mr Khan's contact info to give him due props!
Submitted by Wayne on Tue, 2008-04-01 19:17.
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Submitted by Wayne on Thu, 2008-03-13 22:09.
I've got to give Michael Schwartz credit for persistence and passion. I've watched his photography evolve bit by bit, but its clear he has a really good eye. For months he's been trying to engage me to help him on the concepts and the art direction of his shoots. I've been very reluctant because I feel I'm at the point where I should finesse one certain skill- writing - and not be a such dilettante art-director ( Or even worse, yet-another-stylist.)