M.I.A. by Ryan McGinley – NYTimes Magazine

With all the hype surrounding her recent music video for her single “Born Free” directed by Romain Gavras, 34-year-old Maya Arulpragasam, or more commonly known as M.I.A., is featured in a shoot for the New York Times Magazine shot by New York photographer Ryan McGinley. This 2-day shoot through Manhattan and Brooklyn presents M.I.A.‘s young and carefree personality from swinging by the Manhattan skyline to getting wet by a fire hydrant geyser in Brooklyn.

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“Shrek of A Guy” – VMAN #18 Summer 2010

Magazine: VMAN #18 Summer ’10
Editorial: Shrek of A Guy
Photographer: Ellen von Unwerth
Models: Emma Dumont (FORD), Francisco Lachowski (FORD), & Paolo Anchisi (FORD)
Stylist: Nicola Formichetti

For an animated yet fashionable editorial, 15-year-old newcomer Emma Dumont, Brazilian Francisco Lachowski, and male model Paolo Anchisi are joined by the cast of Shrek in the 18th issue of VMAN this summer. Styled by Lady Gaga‘s stylist, Nicola Formichetti, Emma, Francisco, and Paolo are featured in designs in black and jeans for quite a chic and fun story shot by photographer Ellen von Unwerth at The Standard, New York. Although Dreamworks first approved on this project, they are not happy with the results due to the raciness surrounding the cartoon characters making them not kid-friendly. I personally love the way the characters and the models are interacting in this editorial, but it is definitely not for children.

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