Saturday, March 2, 2013

Beachcombers

I've been back in my hometown of Sydney for just over a week now and my plans for a beachside holiday have been thwarted by intermittent rainfall, grey skies and gusty winds. French Numéro adds to my beachside woes with a dreamy editorial featuring comeback kid Juliana Schurig shot on location at Harbour Island in the Bahamas. Swiss-born master photographer Hans Feurer captures the contrasting icy blonde hair, blue eyed beauty of Schurig against a moody, overcast Bahaman skyline. Feurer's photography has become synonymous with its portrayal of women as strong, dynamic figures often times caught in motion amidst a blurred, atmospheric backdrop. Speaking with Dapper Dan Magazine, Feurer reveals the ethos behind his photography, "Whenever I do a story, I try to understand the dream that is behind it, and project that, maybe in an exaggerated but convincing way. I want the pictures to be believable, almost like they were out of National Geographic. My pictures are unpolluted. I don't use fillers, I don't use reflectors, I almost never retouch. I want the pictures to look very real, and the people in them to be living beings, with breathing, sensual skin instead of plastic." Feurer creates pure magic with Schurig who has emerged as one of the strongest editorial models in recent times with riveting appearances in American Harpers Bazaar, British Vogue, Interview, Vogue Italia and this month's issue of French Numéro.

Juliana Schurig
French Numéro - Issue 141
Photographer - Hans Feurer
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

French Numéro - Issue 141
Photographer - Hans Feurer
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

French Numéro - Issue 141
Photographer - Hans Feurer
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

French Numéro - Issue 141
Photographer - Hans Feurer
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

French Numéro - Issue 141
Photographer - Hans Feurer
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

French Numéro - Issue 141
Photographer - Hans Feurer
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

French Numéro - Issue 141
Photographer - Hans Feurer
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

French Numéro - Issue 141
Photographer - Hans Feurer
Source - visualoptimism.blogspot.com

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