Monday, June 15, 2009

Remarkable Vanity Fair cover for July--and not just because of Johnny Depp

Just received the latest issue of Vanity Fair which has a very interesting cover. The face of Johnny Depp, that exquisitely beautiful man, takes up about 80% of the cover. Very interesting and quite a fascinating character study of a photograph. I can't stop exploring the photo of Depp's face. At the bottom right hand of the cover, though, on Depp's collar, just at the edge of the page, is a remarkable quote in very tiny almost have to hunt for it through the wonderful distraction of Depp's face:

"There is only one success--to be able to spend your life in your own way."
--Christopher Morley

That really says it all, doesn't it? What a beautiful thought.

And what a beautiful cover...what a very anti-Photoshop/airbrush statement, no? with all of the recent commotion about airbrushed, faux perfection on magazine covers....and how unusual for a close up photo to take up so much room.....a unique, nontraditional, and captivating cover. This is not a vanity photo but perfectly gorgeous in every way if you ask me. See what I mean?

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