Earlier this year I penned an update within the magnifying glass I’d previously taken to the role of fashion and nudity. Dubbing it “fashion and erotica” I spoke of an evolution of the fusion of the two arts, an evolution that would move us away from displays of nudity that came packaged in a raw, high-contrast, Terry Richardson-esque format and would instead move us towards fashion and nudity sitting side-by-side, each as relevant as the other, and each conveying a sense of feeling. Nudity and fashion as sensuality, if you will. And to some degree that has happened. The overblown, hipster style has had its day, and while it lingers what has instead come to be appreciated is something softer, something with far more intimacy, something akin to what you’ll find within the pages of the latest edition of Tank magazine.
Featuring model Georgina Stojiljkovic and photographed by Christophe Rihet, what Tank offers up is something that sits between intimate portraiture and a typical fashion pictorial. The season’s clothes clothes and accessories all make an appearance, but are at times cast open as if we’re living in a moment of Georgina’s life, at other times they’re wholly missing as if we share that life, and at other times they’re there offering up the shape of the model’s back in a manner and with an expression that is perhaps more sensual then anything else in the photo shoot.
From Tank‘s current spring / summer 2011 issue, you can see a preview of the photo shoot by clicking on the thumbnails below.