January 12th, 2016
Looking out for LOVE
“We thought it was time for a big shake up with the LOVE website. As Orange Juice said ‘rip it up and start again’ and that’s how I feel at the moment. As websites [like Rome] aren’t built in a day, I wanted to get special LOVE contributors to take over the site in the meantime. Let the games commence.” Katie Grand is working on a whole new digital LOVE experience, and while we wait for the grand – ahem – reveal, she’s invited six of fashion’s hottest names to guest edit the erstwhile blog-format website for a week a-piece. We say it’s a clever way to bring in daily content that’ll keep the readers buzzing.
First up, we’ve been browsing daily updates from NYC-based photographer and filmmaker Glen Luchford, who curates an edit of his archive – covers, polaroids and unretouched shots featuring David Bowie, Kate Moss, Christy Turlington and other, well, luminaries he cut his teeth with. The throwaway comments and intimate, fleeting nature of many of the images give an insight into just what he might have been sharing in the earlier days of his career had Instagram existed when he was shooting a 15-year-old Kate Moss in an unknown apartment. It is a fascinating series of shots drawn from those that he is currently sharing via Instagram (defying its ‘instant’ message somewhat), offering a unique insight into the pre-millennial, transitional analogue-to-digital era of the late 1980s-1990s, and the evolution of Luchford’s career to boot. If you love this kind of thing, be sure to also check out Edward Enninful and Pat McGrath’s Instagram feeds for more of the same kind of agenda-setting style shots, often under the hashtag #ThrowbackThursday.
What would you share from your pre-digital life? How would you have shared it then? Let us know!