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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- Nelly Ben Hayoun takes us 1,750 metres underground
- March Diary: where to go and what to see
- My First: a closer look at designer Bruce Usher and illustrator Antti Kalevi's book, I Can Speak With Shapes
- Bill Rebholz’s lengthy illustrations full of shapely narratives
- Anthony Burrill’s new book urges you to Make It Now!
- Chinese photographer Ren Hang has died aged 29
- UN Women Egypt releases intricately illustrated print ads to highlight gender divide at work
- Designer Lennart Van den Bossche’s typographic work combines "logic and beauty"
- Photographers Kelia Anne MacCluskey and Luca Venter explore the limits of reality
- Hanne Berkaak’s deeply moving and sensitive animation tackling self-harm
- Adventures in Typography: Spin’s new book about its creative process