The debate about the future of print rears its head with regularity. Some will say that the print magazine is dead. Not dead, we would argue – but forced to evolve and work hard to stay relevant. Case in point: this editorial of Eniko Mihalik dripping with diamonds, created by photographer and filmmaker Sebastian Faena. The latter adjective may give you a hint as to what’s so special about it: rather than just still photography, this photo spread sees Eniko sensually animated in selected frames.
The usual formats of pictures or video are one thing, but this subtle envelope-pusher – featured on Nowness and taking nudity in fashion to a new level – is another realm entirely. It’s enigmatic. It’s magical. It’s what we imagine publications of the future might look like… where images animate seamlessly like the portraits in a Harry Potter film, where photos and video become one. And that, like it or not, is something that the format of print does not allow for.
You can view the still photos of Eniko at the gallery below, though we’d definitely recommend you to head over to Nowness to get the full effect of the multimedia project.