Known for their envelope-pushing issues packed with captivating editorials and an unpredictable mix of people, places, music and art, V Magazine has quickly become one of my favourite reads. It only made sense then, that this esteemed publication was my first (and only) choice for my most recent photography assignment–a faux magazine cover.
As a photographer, I always enjoy a challenge, one that’ll not only inspire me to pick up my camera, but one that’ll also push my creative boundaries. I think that this project was just the thing to get me excited about experimenting with my artistic style. Not only did I have to come up with a concept for the cover shoot (which I styled and photographed), I also had to choose a relevant theme for the “issue” at hand–something that was original, yet could easily pass as something V Magazine would do. And of course, I also had to recreate the magazine’s cover layout and trademark strategically placed “V”.
My lovely model friend, Viktor, served as the muse, singlehandedly inspiring “The Gender Issue” with his androgynous good looks. Like his lookalike, Andrej Pejic (who he often gets compared to), Viktor has a unique beauty that toys with both masculinity and feminity and transcends gender boundaries. Dreamy!
All in all, I’d say I’m pretty happy with the way my assignment turned out, proud even. I just hope I did V Magazine justice!
Photography, hair, styling, graphics – myself
Make up and modeling – Viktor Peters.
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