Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender are featured in the August 2012 issue of W Magazine. I have not seen such an erotic S&M fashion shoot earlier in a rag-mag. Photographer Mario Sorrenti photographed Charlize Theron and Michael Fassbender in an editorial called Smash of the Titans.
Shot in striking, dark colors in the summer issue, Theron and Fassbender are seriously hot. Photos by Mario Sorrenti are sizzling sexy. Is this the start of a trend of fashion-shoots in fashion glossies? If yes could Indian Fashion Magazines keep up with this trend? Well only time will tell and meanwhile you enjoy the sexed-up shoot!
Iconic Fashion Photographer Steven Meisel screwed-up big time.
The Editorial titled ‘Transformers’ shot by Meisel for W Magazine’s September 2011 issue is identical to what he shot for August 2011 issue of Vogue Italia using model Raquel Zimmermann. It was only last week that staffers at W Magazine discovered that Meisel shot a nearly identical concept for the August Italian Vogue. Meisel did not inform them of this.
To make matters worse, this wasn’t something that could be swept under the carpet: Meisel’s portfolio was Italian Vogue’s cover story. As per reports some W insiders believe Meisel may have financed the Italian Vogue photo-shoot on their (W’s) expense.
The fallout will be worth watching. If it damages W’s relationship with Steven Meisel, Stefano Tonchi Editor-in-Chief of W will lose out on a big-name photographer he’s craved for the magazine. If Tonchi doesn’t act, it will demonstrate the lengths a fashion magazine editor will go to appease a photographer who holds considerable influence in the industry.