Vogue Italia September 2014 by Steven Meisel. Celebrating 50 years.
Models: Naomi Campbell, Raquel Zimmermann, Amber Valletta, Carolyn Murphy, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista, Karen Elson, Natalia Vodianova, Edie Campbell, Stella Tennant, Jamie Bochert, Vanessa Moody, Mariacarla Boscono, Daria Strokous, Issa Lish, Iselin Steiro, Liya Kebede, Julia Nobis, Anais Mali, Meghan Collison, Lexi Boling, Jessica Stam, Saskia de Brauw, Vanessa Axente, Coco Rocha, Fei Fei Sun, Aymeline Valade, Julia Stegner, Sasha Pivovarova, Natasha Poly, Elise Crombez, Anna de Rijk, Ophelie Guillermand, Hilary Rhoda, Guinevere van Seenus, Karlie Kloss, Isabeli Fontana, Miranda Kerr, Cindy Bruna, Jourdan Dunn, Liu Wen, Caroline Trentini, Amanda Murphy, Joan Smalls, Candice Huffine, Anna Ewers, Cameron Russell, Sasha Luss, Candice Swanepoel, & Adriana Lima
Next Management has tapped the artist to give its spring 2015 show package (freshly printed model cards to hand out at castings) the Abraham treatment. Next’s roster of top girls — Aline Weber, Suvi Koponen, Lily McMenamy, Arizona Muse, Meghan Collison and Binx Walton among them — each get a pair of images: one sliced, rearranged and artfully obscured with cutouts of editorial images from Abraham’s personal archive; the other is the original model shot with her measurements printed across it.
“Everyone in the industry is familiar with agency show cards and how it works, but I wanted to create something a little more arresting than just [the typical] model Polaroids,” Abraham says. “It was about finding some way to create an original image without completely taking away the focus from the girl.”
Faith Kates, the founder of Next and a longtime fan of Abraham’s, had been eager to spruce up her agency’s show package for some time. “We kept going back to Doug’s images,” she says. “They’re so powerful and intelligent. Most of the images that he uses are taken from iconic [editorials] that we all have admired over the course of time.”
Today at 10am PST, Instagram is lifting the veil on Hyperlapse, one of the company’s first apps outside of Instagram itself. Using clever algorithm processing, the app makes it easy to use your phone to create tracking shots and fast, time-lapse videos that look as if they’re shot by Scorsese or Michael Mann. What was once only possible with a Steadicam or a $15,000 tracking rig is now possible on your iPhone, for free. (Instagram hopes to develop an Android version soon, but that will require changes to the camera and gyroscope APIs on Android phones.) And that’s all thanks to some clever engineering and an elegantly pared-down interaction design. The product team shared their story with WIRED.