Despite being a blogger and head over heels enthusiast of the world wide web I can't help but indulge myself in some paper time from here to there. I love flipping through the pages of a print magazine but you can't ignore the huge market of digital magazines currently. They are a great way for people to be able to create a unique vision that they may just not have the funds to make into a paper reality yet and there is no reason to hate on them for it. If anything you should consider digital magazines to be the democratization of well, magazines. At the end of the day it doesn't really matter if it's digital or print because it's all about the imagery, plain and simple.
This month I purchased the 4th issue of Treats! and as usual I was delighted with the results. See for yourself below but just before you get to that I am having a giveaway with Zinio for a year long subscription to any magazine you'd like. 9 lucky readers will be selected all you have to do is leave your name and email in the comments. Note that this is for a digital subscription but honestly when you live in an area where good, interesting magazines are hard to get your hands on digital is fantastic. Plus you can get extra features like video, audio and live links. So what are you waiting for, comment comment comment!
You didn't think I was going to leave you without any thoughts on Treats! did you? I've always been fascinated by the image below. The amount of planning, complexities, and energy is resonate in every part of this photograph and makes hours of staring at it all the more appealing. As for the picture above yes that is a mannequin sitting at a bar and not a real woman, do not be frightened.
I really enjoyed the hand written captions on the photos above and below. It add's a beautiful personal touch that even a photograph can't capture. However these photographs are absolutely stellar and need no caption to support that fact. Definitely some strong inspiration for upcoming projects and posts.
These last 4 images have this Greco-Roman diaphanous feel to them that I just can't get enough of. I woke up one day recently with the word diaphanous in my mind as soon as I opened my eyes and ever since then I haven't been able to forget it. It's strange that this drapery can make a woman seem so dainty and frail yet at the same time it can do the opposite and make her appear strong and empowered by her cloth. This is a topic I've already explored once on the blog but plan to have many more adventures with this diaphanous material in the near future.
The magazine closed strongly with these killer portraits of Sessilee Lopez. I'm obsessed with the smoking image and that nonchalant attitude she has. The smoke's placement in relation to her mouth held ajar and the slight tilt she gives to her whole body just makes everything about this shot perfect and breath-taking.
Don't forget to leave your email in the comments to be entered for a chance to win a year long digital subscription to any magazine of your liking whether that be Vogue Italia, Treats! or Dazed and Confused.