Squashing your face against a window or glass has always been a hilarious snippet of comedy gold (and an excellent ice-breaker) but in photography it isn’t always done as smoothly as it should be. Crass photocopier jobbys, with tight crops of faces (or worse boobs and butts) just doesn’t cut it for me. So I welcome Neil Bedford’s series of images (styled by Simon Mann) for clothing label Neighborhood’s latest lookbook, recently featured in Inventory Magazine.
They’re strong images and offer a different perspective by showing more than just the compressed face of the model. In black and white, the contrast is heightened and means we can see the creases and crumpled flesh much more vividly. Not only this but Neil’s images also do what they’re ultimately supposed to do, presenting the clothes wonderfully in what’s a great, inventive way to shoot a lookbook.
- Give thanks, and join us in the weekly feast that is the Best of the Web
- Discos and design explored in gorgeous new Bedford Press book Nightswimming
- Unusual nudes and strange, glittering fashion photography from Arnaud Lajeunie
- Seoul-based studio Chung Choon applies an elegance and simplicity to its posters
- See the work of some of Nick Knight's most impressive new protégés
- Designer Chloe Pannatier looks at fakes and risk in art and money
- Jonathan Barnbrook talks us through designing David Bowie's new album artwork
- Should illustrators be treated like designers?
- Anthony Burrill tells us about his numerous Etsy WORK HARD rip-offs
- Colourful masses with a Memphis aesthetic in Mariano Pascual’s illustrated alphabet
- Japanese illustrator Nimura Daisuke is back with his charmingly naughty gifs
- Grey London's thoughtful, powerful and innovative new campaign for Tate Britain