I must say so far, this is absolutely by far my favorite editorial. Ever. And that’s saying a lot. There are a ton of fantastic editorials out there. But I must say that I have a large bias for dance related/themed editorials and dancers who are models. Something about the way they know their bodies and the line they can create is just amazing. While I don’t know if Masha is a dancer herself, she creates this beautiful extended line and assumes strong yet elegant poses. It is a marvel to behold. (I don’t think that she’s an actual dancer; if she was, her toes would be a whole lot more pointed in the shots where we can her feet). The photography is excellent, the saturation of color is beautiful and slightly faded. The background, the styling, the photography, and the model just all comes together. Simply exquisite.
Masha Kirsanova by Mark Pillai for Amica Italy March 2010
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