I’ve made no attempt in the past to hide my love for kissing photos in fashion editorials. They’re my favourites. Here in New Zealand though, we don’t often see them. We have a distinct lack of kissing editorials. I think New Zealanders have a bit of an uneasy feeling about overt sexiness. We’re not like the French or the Italians who own their sexuality on crowded train platforms. Oh non non non. Ours is hidden away behind closed bedroom doors (or at least behind closed pub toilet cubicle doors). So I was particularly excited when I saw that Black Magazine had shot a very sexy editorial with Michael Whittaker and Stella Maxwell. I blogged some behind-the-scenes photos, plus a video from the shoot, then waited patiently for the magazine to come out. When it did though, I was disappointed to find that all the sexy photos had been taken out. So I promptly got on the email to my good mate Grant Fell at Black Magazine. “Grant! Where are the sexy photos of Michael and Stella? Send them to me immediately! I have to blog them!”
Photography: Craig Owen
Fashion Director: Rachael Churchward
Hair, Make-up and Grooming: Stefan Knight
Models: Michael Whittaker at Clyne and Stella Maxwell at Red11
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