Of all the many incidental pleasures I find in fashion, one of the most enjoyable has been the Edouard Plongeon shoot in this month’s Jalouse. I’ve been trying to think of adjectives that encapsulate the essence of this photographer’s work and the word “magical” keeps emerging to describe his mesmerising images. I’ve been following his career closely for a long time and I admit that his spell is working on me. His photos are always a unique mastery of contrasts in modernity and a certain seventies melancholy. The colour coding is always wonderful and intriguing, suggestive of feminine mystique and romantic movements. There’s something very powerful about his work and new ideas. I truly believe that he is part of a new generation of fashion photographers who will soon experience glory days (among them Cécile Bortoletti). I have a deep interest in the trio mentioned here and will probably write small introductions to their work in the next few weeks. They’re close to my heart. I find them utterly beguiling and have long admired their photographic skills and imaginations.
Edouard Plongeon shot three stories in Tangiers for the November issue of Jalouse and they’re all incredibly inspiring and remarkable. A formidable body of wonderful images. I loved it so much that I quickly asked my newsagent to order me a second copy to give a very special friend who lives in Morocco.
All photos courtesy of Edouard Plongeon