A beautiful idea and a striking result. Here are the Young Men (Marked) is a black and white series of triptych portraits of Marines before, during and after their tour of duty to Afghanistan by Claire Felicie.
"How do the faces of soldiers change — before, during, and then after, war? Can we detect profound or subtle psychological shifts just by looking at their portraits?
This is precisely the challenge that Claire Felicie presents with her series of triptych portraits of marines of the 13th infantry company of the Royal Netherlands Marine Corps. The series, Here are the Young Men (Marked), shows close-cropped portraits of the Dutch marines before, during and after they were deployed to Uruzgan, Afghanistan in 2009-2010.
Without doubt, every viewer will project a bit of himself or herself into the readings of these photographs. No matter what conclusions you draw, the images are compelling" [Lensculture]
For more photos and infos visit Claire Felicie Official Site.
Model Nicolas Ripoll who is featured in Bottega Veneta's Fall Winter 2011 2012 campaign and just walked New York Fashion Week for the first time was photographed by Sven Baenziger for Men's Health Best Fashion Germany in a beautiful dark editorial with pieces from Dior Homme and John Galliano. More photos along with the cover after the jump.
'Dancers Among Us' is definitely one of the most interesting and creative series of photos I have seen in a long time. Photographed by Jordan Matter, 'Dancers Among Us' captures every-day-life-moments with some of the best dancers in New York City. looking at all those photos is a truly magic moment, make sure to visit Jordan Matter's official website to enjoy all the photos.
I remember the incredible AdéChiké (below) from So You Think You Can Dance.