In the age of the internet, images of humans swimming with sea turtles, whales, sharks you name it, give us the false impression that these encounters are easy to come by. In reality, it takes lots of effort, patience, and serendipity. I have huge respect for underwater photographers. It’s more than…
We love the direction that style is going in, trends are soon a thing of the past, and we are inspired by the past and present in moving forward. Margaret Howell’s Autumn Winter look book this year is so much of that timeless goodness that speaks to greatness through history, with her romantic poetry that’s woven through every scene. Alasdair McLellan has yet again communicated her exquisite fictional world that we can’t help but think about stories of audacity during war time. Watch the film unfold, the narrative is yours to finish.
New York model Anastasiia Chorna did a total 180 for us by going behind the camera, shooting new season women’s sportswear on Odessa Beach in Ukraine. Snaps were snapped, kebabs were exchanged, and she even gave out her phone number for the sake of art.
If you didn’t get your hands on this month’s issue of L’Optimum, PTJ is bringing you compartmentalised, focused style reportage on each look I brought to the table. This instalment we thought colour was needed for complete urban camouflage at Bangkok’s vibrant flower market.
We look at early photography, the glass plate, and King Mongkut of Siam for our second instalment of Our Style Heroes. It smells of newness and inspires us to rethink and recreate to move forward in life.