Business Class

November 19, 2007
1c904 l27uomovoguebusinessclass

I’ve just stumbled upon the Male Editorials thread over at TFS and I discovered this gem. To be utterly honest, it’s plain difficult to find male-focused editorials that are up to the creative standard of womens’. Part of the reason, I presume, is the fact that there’s less competition in the male magazine realm and a much lesser demand for stylistic innovation in the said area.

09a53 l27uomovoguebusinessclass1

These are some shots from an editorial entitled, Business Class, photographed by Miles Aldridge(who’s contributed to both Vogue Italia and Vogue Nippon on several occassions) and featured in L’Uomo Vogue.

5d123 l27uomovoguebusinessclass2

The concept was what intrigued me at first. The interior of an airplane, is generally not considered particularly beautiful or visually appealing, it carries only negative connotations; jet-lag, insomnia, excruciatingly loud babies and uncomfortable seating. But Aldridge has flipped this widely held conception on its head. The models-seemingly-sleep soundly contorted amongst their treasured, ‘business class’, possessions.

d3f29 l27uomovoguebusinessclass3

What’s really impressive though is the visual impact. The vibrant colouring made subtle by the dim-lighting, the textures of various paraphernalia lying about the set, such an understated richness. Somehow, I reckon a L’Uomo subscription is in order…

2519d l27uomovoguebusinessclass4

Images from Male Editorials & MH via TFS

  • riz November 20, 2007 at 12:12 am

    Yeah this is excellent. I agree with what you say about men’s editorials…Great post, i love your commentary which is spot on. The poses are truly tongue-in-cheek. I’ve been intrigued by L’Uomo Vogue for quite some time now…

  • MR style November 20, 2007 at 3:27 am

    those pics are great, and i just love the colors, te different shades of blue

  • katie-lilga November 20, 2007 at 12:33 pm

    the colours are amazing…these are going on my wall 😀

  • WendyB November 22, 2007 at 12:27 am

    Very clever shoot.

  • Lluviaschick November 22, 2007 at 6:25 pm

    love the pictures, great editorial

  • Modelizer November 23, 2007 at 5:15 am

    I used to intern at a major mens agency and the photos that are in some of the book pain me as a photographer. I’m glad it’s not just me that thinks the creativity is seriously lacking.Great find, if only more magazines did this with the boys.

  • TenderGirl November 23, 2007 at 2:26 pm

    La Classe à l’état pur!!

  • Dustcakeboy November 24, 2007 at 9:21 am

    Riz: Such kind words, thank you.Mr Style, Katie, Wendy, Paula and Tendergirl: Glad you enjoyed it as much as I did.Modelizer: Wow! That’s a definite ambition of mine. DCB.