As soon as I saw Harper’s Bazaar Russia’s July cover I knew instantly that most people would dislike the combination of Natalia Vodianova and Bryan Adams, would compare Bryan to Terry Richardson, and would just generally criticise the pose.
I however am intrigued by this cover, I am gathering that Bryan also snapped the image, I have to be honest I am not sure why he felt he needed to get in on the shot, but I don’t dislike it. I am gathering that the heart pose is to do with Natalia’s Naked Heart Foundation, which provides safe playing environments for children living in urban Russia, but I could be totally wrong and they just thought it was pretty.
I have made no secret that I am a fan of Bryan’s photography work, especially his snaps he takes for his magazine Zoo, but I do question his judgement with his inclusion, but hey Natalia is striking as always maybe the lure of her stunning face was too much. What I do love though is the contrast of the bare chest vs bare legs – would just had loved it more if it was two female models, obviously not with boobs on show but you get the idea.
This covers leaves me with more questions than answers like is Bryan uber-popular in Russia that they would love his bare chest? Are these two dating – he has been known to date supermodels, is this just one of many covers or maybe a subscriber only cover???? Also am I the only one intrigued by what the rest of the editorial is going to be like?
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[Pic: Harper's Bazaar Russia]