Perfect is an independent new title representing a departure from the traditional and familiar fashion magazine format. Contributors range from the world’s biggest fashion names to diverse emerging talents in the art of image-making. Perfect offers an equal platform to all creators, enabling them to best express their widespread visions.
Issue #2 tackles the idea of celebrity in an age of mass surveillance – specifically, how our relationship with public figures has changed when the details of our own lives are increasingly accessible to people we don’t know. Sølve Sundsbø follows Georgia Palmer around London City Airport on CCTV. Donavon Smallwood documents Hailey Bieber being photographed by Felix Cooper. Nikolai von Bismarck sets his camera to night vision and monitors the nocturnal goings on (staged, obviously) in a park near his home. Cho Gi-Seok translates facial recognition technology and CCTV into a symbolic dystopian dreamscape. Steve Mackey shoots Emily Ratajkowski being followed by paparazzi on a night out at the cinema, and talks to Amber Later about the politics of looking and being seen. This is just a snippet of what is inside. Lots more to get into!
Dijon, France; 500+ pages; 310mm x 310mm; glossy hardcover