The same goes for Tim Walker's photos in the July 2005 issue of Vogue UK, in the editorial called "Lily takes a trip". This particular photo strikes at me the most: if we just had a photo of Lily Cole's face here, would it not be a little less interesting? It is not just the page break that separates these two individuals, is it? It is old news that we can truly see ourselves only through the spectrum of "the other". Do we need to portray it like this, is the question I am asking.
Last but not least, it is Daria Werbowy in "Road to Marrakech", photographed by Mario Testino, for Vogue UK, January 2005. Hmm, I wonder how much the Moroccan ladies got paid for the shoot? I wonder if they stayed at the same hotel? What is even more interesting to me is the blatant "otherness" of these white-veiled women, what a striking contrast there is to Ms Werbowy, to what she is wearing, how she is the individual and the others just, well, others. Strange, alien, almost mystical in their clothing without colour, without anything that would make them stand out.
Well, enough with the ranting. I was positively surprised when I found this editorial in DV Mode's summer issue. It is photographed by Signe Vilstrup. I like the fact that they chose beautiful surroundings, beautiful clothing, and just took the photos that I can simply look at. No analysis necessary.