Friday, 23 October 2009

Elliot for Love

So I have a new fetish, Love magazine. The typography, the interviews, the attention to detail in each and every editorial, the ability they have to recognise the fashion anti-heros of our generation. They seem to not be fascinated by the super-celebrity but show appreciation for those that lurk on the bottom rungs of the 'attention' ladder. The indie kid, the rocker, the true, unthanked trendsetters that stalk the cobbled streets of England.

So when university set a task to recreate, by any means necessary, a magazine cover... Naturally, Love was my first and only choice.

I roped in a friend. Went to work on a Sunday and tediously slaved over Photoshop. Here it is... not Alex, but Elliot, 19, dead animal collector and funny man from Edenbridge...

check out the real love magazine here.


Anonymous said...

I think your model looks and suits the role better than Alex. I agree about Love magazine's ability to recognise the fashion anti-heros of our generation. Not too sure about his belt though! Keep up the good work.

Maresa said...

I share your adoration for LOVE! I thought this issue was brilliant as a celebration of the true essence of youth...rebellion,passion,drive,ambition...rather than adults desperately clinging to their youth. Though I disagree with anti heros....I thought the contrast of Alex from Birmingham with Miley Cyrus the other disney kids showed they wanted to celebrate their success combined with youth in every walk of life...regardless of whether it was the perceived cool or ironic youthful attribute