Summer is here, I think. I tentatively say this simply because while the sun has been brazenly showing itself more often recently, the clouds have a tendency to get jealous and rain on its parade every so often.
But despite the unpredictable weather, a new season has arrived meaning a new issue of the ever-elegant Kinfolk is here too, this time titled The Saltwater Issue. The 12th edition of the magazine focuses on the sea with a whole host of aquatic-themed articles as well as a nod to some of the ocean’s inhabitants as well.
I was instantly drawn to this photo essay, taken by Charlie Schuck and styled by Ashley Helvey called The Lingering Salt of Sweat. It’s a beautiful set of images based around a trip to the seaside and the idea of the ocean’s salt crystals drying on your skin and leaving a small trace of the day behind.
Simply styled and using a colour palette of my dreams, I love the salt crystals clinging to the skin and hair of the models like summer snowflakes and the clean off-white clothing. What a delightfully graceful way to start the summer.
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- Japanese illustrator Nimura Daisuke is back with his charmingly naughty gifs
- Bobby Doherty’s vivid and humorous still-life photography
- Should illustrators be treated like designers?
- Why “cool” stunts creativity: one agency offers its opinion
- Fresh, vibrant poster work from South Korean designer Soojin Lee
- Grey London's thoughtful, powerful and innovative new campaign for Tate Britain
- Colourful masses with a Memphis aesthetic in Mariano Pascual’s illustrated alphabet
- Introducing French design studio plus mûrs and its beautiful poster designs