March 3, 2014

Top of the Ladder

George Hoyningen-Huené and Mikael JanssonAt a time when the draped, columnar and classically-inspired dress came into fashion, photography would also follow a neoclassical aesthetic. A major proponent of this photographic style was George Hoyningen-Huené, who often inserted Greek-like columns and classical architectural elements into his mise-en-scène. Hoyningen-Huené is most known for his images which featured models posed stoically in bathing suits, celebrating the athletic body and alluding to classical sculpture. The Russian-born photographer’s most well-known 1929 photograph undoubtedly inspired Mikael Jansson’s 2012 editorial “Olympiad” for Interview Magazine’s May 2012 issue.

 

George Hoyningen-Huené, Vogue July 6, 1929

George Hoyningen-Huené, Vogue July 6, 1929

 

Myles Crosby, Suvi Koponen and Nicklas Kingo by Mikael Jansson for Interview Magazine May, 2012

Myles Crosby, Suvi Koponen and Nicklas Kingo by Mikael Jansson for Interview Magazine May, 2012

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