I love Nick Knight’s amazing editorials for UK Vogue, especially this quirky 1940s-inspired shoot from the March edition: “Chocks Away.” The lighting, colours and compositions are beautiful, and Lily Donaldson makes the perfect contemporary re-imagining of a classic 40s pin-up/wartime heroine.
Knight has also been responsible for some of Vogue’s most adventurous and innovative editorials in the past, including the “Unbelievable Fashion” feature in the December 2008 issue. The photographer has developed a reputation for pushing boundaries – whether technical, artistic, or in terms of posing a challenge to the fashion industry by questioning conventional ideals of beauty. As well as working on stories for Vogue, Knight has worked for everyone from Yohji Yamamoto to Louis Vuitton, Vivienne Westwood to Christian Dior, as well as shooting record covers for David Bowie, Paul Weller and Massive Attack.
These beautiful images have certainly brightened up my Monday – maybe tomorrow I’ll look out a red lipstick! I have to admit though that it’s not been an entirely “bright and shiny” “happy clappy” sort of a Monday. I’m feeling very tired today and a bit grumpy; I have spent more time than seemed strictly necessary on a train; one of my blog ‘followers’ seems to have absconded (was it something I said?); and yet again my house has failed to self-clean and tidy itself when I haven’t been in it. However I have been (semi-)cheered by: most unusually, being able to go back to bed with a cup of tea, albeit briefly, on a Monday morning; the smell of fresh white paint; lovely images on the LOLITA blog; dark chocolate ginger biscuits from M&S; finishing the crossword; and my brand new Converse shoes
Phew. A few good things anyway. And maybe Tuesday will be better. How have your Mondays been?