This VMan editorial, featuring model Arthur Daniyarov shot by Sølve Sundsbø, is chock-full of intrigue, fluorescent lighting-bathed color, and some lovely, monochromatic menswear.
I must say, the concept behind these shots totally captured my imagination in a bottle and then threw a firefly inside to keep it company.
From the (perfectly-styled) model working those fluorescent tubes as if they were the most fierce of Fashion-Lightsabers, to the amazing Louis Vuitton shoes and Givenchy sandals, there's plenty of retina-candy for lovers of both fashion and performance art.
I mean, this sucker is practically begging to become an installation...
(Even if just in my own darkened bedroom, with little-to-no press coverage.)
Light vs. Dark
The Playing Field:
The Surfaces of Monochromatic Menswear Looks
The (Heavily-Concentrated) Forces of Light
In my opinion, of course.
But feel free to disagree, since a strong case could definitely be made for the role that the darkness plays in elevating these looks to such a high level of Oh-My-God-I-WANTness.
I guess it ultimately depends on where you're more likely to stand in a room:
Under the spotlight or Beneath the shadows.
(... Either way, the view from down here is beautiful.)