FUN IN THE SUN: I keep coming across amazing work by Mario Testino that just go to show how stupid I was to dismiss (most) of his photography as commercial and unremarkable, when I first got into fashion and fashion photography several years ago. This old editorial from W Magazine’s September 2000 issue (thanks to the member of TFS who scanned this BTW) is another luxurious editorial that makes me miss the days of the early 2000s. Even though I wasn’t into fashion photography, I could still grasp the general aesthetic of those initial years thanks to film and music videos amongst other visual media. I loved this shot of Anouck Lepère from ‘A Place In The Sun’ featuring her climbing onto a boat after her swim in the Corsican sea. Ironically I went to the South of France around the same of time that this editorial must have been shot. It’s a beautiful story (and very summery for a set of photos intended to showcase fall/winter clothes), so I’ll post some more shots soon but this one stood out to me right away, so I had to post it. Alex White once again brings a sense of escapism to this editorial, as only she seems to be able to do. It represents the ‘anything goes’ fantasy of people’s summer holidays, which are being enjoyed less and less since the financial crisis in 2008. This image might just motivate people to try and take a trip abroad this summer.