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
This brilliant portrait of Alwin
is created by the Berlin-based HENRIETTE BANDULIK
(what a talent!)
for the always inspiring La Petite Mag.
It looks so minimalistic and therefore simple, but it’s not!
Brilliant in every way!
With a lot of attention in every detail
from the whole creative team.
First of all the model Alwin,
his gorgeous color of hair,
the hair-do, the wreckles (we looovvveeee that!).
The tone of his skin…
The crystal clear white shirt,
the flowers in his pocket (LOVE!),
beautiful thoughtful colors.
The way he is posing. The way he looks.
What is he thinking?
Vulnerable and yet strong!
And then the creative team… you’ve nailed it!
It’s the combination of a team
which makes their work just good or absolutely brilliant.
It’s a portrait, but it feels like a STILL.
Beauty and silence in one. It deserves to be in an art gallery.
Have a wonderful weekend y’all!
p.s. This image is one of a series not published yet.
We’re so curious! Soon the new issue of La Petite Mag!
With more hours of sun coming our way,
we’re very much focussed on images outside!
This gorgeous image is one of our favorites, obviously.
Because it makes you look a little bit longer.
Not an image gone in a flash, without any attention.
You just want to take time to take a closer look.
This image is from a series for Papier Mache Magazine,
photographed by the talented Melanie Rodriguez.
Working with a wonderful team,
Charlotte Huguet and Studio Aout,
gets this amazing result!
It’s a profession people!
We love her work, because it’s a bit dreamy,
but yet very contemporary.
We have a big preference
for down-sized colors in photography…
Not too intense, color wise.
Favorite for a reason…
Check all her other beautiful cool work here.
And here’s some extra from this series which we really love.
Check PAPIER MACHE too, owwww what a COOL MAG!
HAVE A WONDERFUL SUNNY WEEKEND Y’ALL!
Photography: Melanie Rodriguez