Kim Hyo-jin in Harper’s Bazaar
You’ve probably noticed that it’s that time of month again, when fashion rags tease their upcoming issues with previews of celebrity photo spreads. This one features actress Kim Hyo-jin (Mary Stayed Out All Night) in the April issue of Harper’s Bazaar, which is centered around the theme “intelligent and sexy.” If by intelligent you mean posing with books and crawling over a typewriter as though having your way with the device somehow imbues you with its literary powers. (If only!)
According to a rep with the magazine, “We thought of the concept for a long time. Kim Hyo-jin loves reading and has discerning taste, so we built the theme around her.”
But what I like most about this shoot isn’t Kim herself (although she is pretty in it), but the photographer’s choice to blur out the borders, as though hyper-focusing the lens on only the very center and allowing the rest to fade out. I’m sure there’s a technical term for that; all I know is, to my layman’s eye, it produces an interesting effect.
Now, if only these editorial shoots could show some creativity in the actual concepts…
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