There is a new 'Fashion Magazine' from Magnum which has recently been published this year. As some of you may know, every year, Magnum (one of the most profound photographic agencies) commissions one of their photographers to interpret their vision of what fashion personally means; coming from a non fashion photographic specialism.
I find it really interesting to see what inspires a photographer with little background of fashion photography and it is clear that Paolo has been influenced less by fashion itself but more by architecture (which he previously studied) and War. He was involved in 'war' photography which has filtered through into his fashion work, creating a powerful and strong sense of realism with his use of singular directional lighting and dramatic poses (as well as armour like clothing).
There are also many images of beautiful landscapes , portraits and still life in this book which is intertwined to be relevant to Fashion such as the Portrait of Vivienne Westwood and still life of Christian Dior accessories. This book is in all honesty, rather odd and some parts made me question how certain pages are relevant to fashion- but interesting nethertheless! I was a bit freaked out half way through the book when I came to a collection of thin, black tissue paper pages with Japenese subjects looking as though they were straight from The Ring or some other horror film Anyway, with that aside, I rather like it.