This new campaign for CIFF KIDS is again one to love.
Photographer Dennis Stenild is always surprising us
with new work. Never the usual, always inspiring…
And yet very minimal…
Details in the spotlights without screaming it.
All the models have freckles (which is our favourite!)
wearing a white tee and a denim. Shot in black & white.
That is all you need… Oh well…
and this talented team. ; )
A little lesson about observing and enjoying pure beauty!
This is the the best thing about images. It doesn’t need a language.
It is just about what you see,
what you experience when you look at this image.
Will you take a few more seconds
‘TO ACTUALLY SEE THIS’ or go on further,
because we see too many images
and we have too many tabs open,
so our brain selects it for us.
What will make us take time, to actually SEE?
We’re calling it ‘the MTV-effect’…
‘Fast forward and many in a second IMAGES!’
When I was in Artschool studying fashion,
I was already talking about this with my teachers…
A long time ago (haha)…
when we were not used to the crazy amount
of the images we see nowadays…
We see such a ‘ridiculous amount of images’ a day, it dazzles…
But when a real cool one pops up, which sticks with us,
we have to share this.
It’s from 2017, but that is never an issue for us,
time…, being first…
We love to freeze time and wonder…
This inspiring image is perfect in every detail,
it is contemporary and therefore timeless…
VERY VERY INTERESTING!
Milk Korea is of course the Korean version
of the wonderful (French) MILK magazine.
But they have obviously a different vision on styles…
The models, the designs, the styles, the colours, the graphics…
So it happen to be geographically related…
Well, we have a big preference for the styles of this continent.
STYLISH HUMBLE MINIMALISM.
Just look at this beautiful portrait of a cool dude
on the other side of the world.
We can totally relate to that.
Have a closer look. All beauty!
EDITOR NAM KUK HWA
PHOTOS KIM TAE HWAN
MODEL 모레노 주니어 민호 , 하트만 준영, 이로건
HAIR & MAKE UP 송주희
Growing into the teenage vibes started about 2 years ago…
We could still talk about baby’s,
but the reality is that we don’t have
those adorable cuties in the house anymore…
We’ve entered the 14+ area heading towards 15…
and we have to admit, it’s becoming very interesting and inspiring.
As a parent you have to adapt all the unexpected situations and deal with it.
Funny enough we’re always discussing the struggles with friends,
but don’t give enough appreciation to the growth…
So we’re reading and learning and are trying to get ‘the dude’ through this
‘particular exciting times of his life’. They don’t know yet they’re in it ; )
And within those vibes,
the best thing, for us, happened a month ago…
(yes we’re not the fastest, prefer to show the best…),
when FANTASTIC MAN launched
the 27th edition with 8 different covers!
With a bunch of cool teenagers (14-18) and a few mature gentlemen.
Inside, three significant moments in manhood
are explored in styles series dedicated to teenagers,
midlifers and the fun loving mature members of society.
Meanwhile, the bumper third section of this issue
is filled to the brim with outstanding individuals of all ages.
… When you’re surrounded by the teenage-vibes
or just want to check out the process in this thing called ‘life’…
Three boys , brothers, enjoying traveling together…
in an amazing Jaguar XJ
(ok, not themselves obviously),
acting incredibly funny…
brilliantly shot in black & white…
Smiles, memories and stories…
Photography, capturing in one moment…
It is a profession.
I see a lot of people who are technically educated
but don’t have had the capability to capture ‘it’.
‘It’ is the magic, the moment, the vibe
plus the choice for film or postproduction.
You don’t need a lot of ingredients, but the right ones.
Magic between model and photographer, working as a team.
Photographer Michelle Marshall and
model Sol (Select Model Management London)
worked together more than once!
And the combination of those two
has create my favourite portraits.
The one I want on my wall.
Contemporary street, but also timeless.
Ingredients as #denim and # blackandwhitephotography
is something which will always get my attention.
But it needs to be really brilliant in every detail to want it on our
There’s such a silent beauty in it.
Sol reminds me also of my oldest son
who has not his age yet,
but is heading towards it and to an independent life.
Something I’m not always looking forward to,
letting him go, taking care of himself.
If I look at this portrait I know he will be fine.
#wishfulthinking and all maybe, but that doesn’t matter.
This portrait is telling me a story.
We are in that moment too.
I can look at it over and over again.
Never boring. That makes it brilliant!
We have a big preference for this image.
It is soooo strong!!!!
Although the whole campaign is gorgeous.
You have to understand
that this campaign needs to represent Fall 17/18.
In black and white it’s timeless.
But if you take a closer look,
the details can tell you something about the timing.
The model with the beautiful eyes,
and especially with his stunning big eyebrows.
His cool, secure look.
A structured top
(which is even better
in black and white photography)
& a prop (the table)
which is real, not perfect!
Therefore this portrait gives the impression
he’s on a location
(his home or at the studio of an artist)
where he feels comfortable.
You believe it and it is still fashionable.
It is all about the details.
Dennis is widely recognized for his ability
to always make the models look absolutely stunning.
His lighting, fashion-sense and thoughtful postproduction
is visible throughout his work
and the CIFF KIDS campaign makes no exception.
Neat yet sophisticated
the images capture the beautiful kids,
with a touch of adulthood
and an elaborated sense of style.
We want more…
Photography: Dennis Stenild
We’ve loved this series, for MILK MAGAZINE,
already since it was published in July,
this year …
But we will never publish the newest
because it’s new.
Only when the time is right.
We prefer to choose the coolest,
and therefore, in our opinion,
the best photoshoots with dudes.
So just check it out.
The images speaks for themselves.
JUST VERY COOL BROTHERS!
The whole series you’ll find here!
Impressive portrait of Josh,
by the incredibly talented Mister Brock Elbank.
I knew his work before.
Familiar from the impressive BEARD-series,
which is not something the boys are ready for yet,
First of all this cool dude.
The photographer’s wife spotted this boy
and he thanked her for that on IG.
Totally understand that!
The most important ingredient to make it just a good
or an incredibly brilliant portrait is the right model.
Not just beautiful, but more likely one-of-a-kind.
His beautiful wreckles,
combined with his stunning curls and colour of his hair.
Never saw this before.
But then, the magic of the photographer…
the light, the background, the way the model poses.
In this portrait,
all has so many gorgeous tones in colour.
And his face is so strong,
his eyes have such a beautiful colour.
His torso is toned.
He could be a surfer, a football-player,
or just a boy his age.
It really doesn’t matter.
He has the grace of a contemporary Royal.
He looks so proud,
without any arrogance.
Just very very strong!
Photography: Brock Elbank (mr. Elbank)
From the series Father & Son 2014,
a portrait of Arvi,
by Finnish photographer and artist
It’s so brilliant in pureness. His glance… is it dreamy?
What did this boy thought at the moment of this photoshoot?
We will never find out and it doesn’t really matter,
but it makes that great way of looking…
His blue eyes which has a great color-reference with the t-shirt.
Is the tee dad’s, like the beautiful woolen coat?
Questions popping into our minds.
All with the beautiful light it makes such an interesting pure portrait.
The colors makes it masculine, but it is also fragile and soft.
The proportions. The little boy with the big coat… Absolutely amazing!
This portrait keeps you busy. That’s why we think it’s brilliant!
Credits: Sami Parkkinen