There was a period a few years ago where all things sapphic seemed to consume. It’s hard to say what drove it, but if I had to wager I’d say it was driven by the vocal young as opposed to the money-spinning media, with plenty a girl willing to comment how they’d turn for a particular model in much the same way that a desire to turn for Angelina Jolie seemed to be a frequent enough comment back in 2000 / 2001. Things change, however. Angelina Jolie is no longer an erotic focal point of frequency, models who I’d feel indecent to name are now suffering from a lull in their careers, and the creatives behind pictorials swung towards pure nudity often to the detriment of the sensual.
But as I penned in a piece for Collection Magazine recently, many of these things are mere pendulums. So it is that full nudity has begun to slow transition to emotive erotica, and with that change the exploration of the sapphic is slowly making its return.
Of course, none of this is necessarily representative of society as a whole. Rather, within the creative spaces it would seem that particular concepts feel done. And in much the same way that fashion trends repeat themselves, so too do concepts.
The latest photo shoot to play with lesbian iconography is SVA magazine’s Ollie & Charlotte photo shoot. Titled after its models Ollie Henderson and Charlotte Tomaszewska, the photo shoot appears in SVA’s Spring 2011 edition and you can see it by clicking on the thumbnails above and browsing through the gallery. The other recent sapphic photo shoot of note is Henryk Lobaczewski’s Woman, which you can see at that link with a tie in video here.