Like McGinley’s own series of frolicking nudes, I Know Where the Summer Goes (a shot from which was used on the cover of the recent Sigur Rós album Með suð í eyrum við spilum endalaust) his shots for Wrangler, commissioned by agency FFL Paris, continue a predilection for nubile forms.
Indeed, McGinley has always seemed like the perfect choice for a fashion campaign – much of his art photography has certainly veered into the territory of capturing effortlessly pretty people being effortlessly pretty.
Here though, while contrived, the images hint at a darker and more intriguing aesthetic at play. But we can’t help thinking that the logo treatment is a little heavy-handed and couldn’t the typography have gone a little edgier too?
Agency: ffl Paris (Fred & Farid)
Creative directors: Fred & Farid
Photographer: Ryan McGinley
Photographer’s assistant: Tim Barber
Creative team: Julie Louison, Perinne Durand