Edita Vilkeviciute by Camilla Akrans for Numéro #96 September 2008
Edita + Camilla seems to be a popular model/photographer pairing. I have counted 5 editorials with that pairing in my archives, which is quite a bit for such a transient industry. In any case, I like it. While I am not impressed by every editorial with that particular pair (it’s hard to be when they certainly do more than the 5 I have), I think they’re a very good working pair. The photography to this one, in particular, is stunning. The lighting just enhances the contrast between black and white. I love the large presence of the church in the editorial as well; it makes the wide shots really impressive. It’s great that Edita’s presence remains well felt in the wide shots as well. There’s hardly a weak shot in the lot. The shadows Edita creates are really stunning as well. I love the way she poses. Shot 3 is a particularly nice example where she’s leaning arms spread with her face upturned. But my absolutely favorite shot in this editorial is shot 5 where Edita is like a Grecian (or Italian) statue. Everything about it is just so well done, from the tilt of her head to the flowing semi-transparent sheet draped over her. I also adore Numéro for its spectacular editorials. This upholds the standard of excellence. And here’s to a beautiful partnership.