4 August 2012

A Weekend Ride






I love this image.


Shadow Rider
October 2010
Photographer: Craig McDean
Fashion Editor: Karl Templar
Model: Xander

It is not particularly practical to skate in a long coat, but it does produce some rather interesting photographs. I really enjoy images of fabric caught in movement, unfurling in the wind or around the body. Clothing comes alive only once worn, for without a body beneath it, it is but an empty shell. The garment drapes, flows, twists, wraps, falls around the body - it is a constantly shifting dynamic between body and cloth. Even when it is hot I prefer to cover up in baggy clothing rather than bare skin in more fitted clothing, because the feel of the wind rippling across, and sneaking through, a lightweight fabric is one of those small pleasures that make me smile. It is like greeting an old friend.

4 comments:

  1. maybe not practical but so right, it's makes for great movement of the the fabrics. wish i took up boarding when i was young enough not to look daft learning

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  2. That first image. Wow.

    My brothers skateboard and I've always thought that skateboard fashion is rather lacking in creativity. Have you visited http://skartorialist.blogspot.ca/ ? Pretty funny treating skate fashion like high fashion...

    ~F

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  3. I like camera angles.Overcoat looks like mantle!

    Wow, I found you with Yohji in tumblr!
    totemo kawaii:D
    My morning became happy by this :D

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