Photos: Stephen Tilley for 1AM
Another day, another 1AM photo shoot causing concern. But this time it's not because of the model's age, the leaving-way-too-little-to-the-imagination or even the hyper-sexualisation of the models. I'm not going to talk about the cropping of the images where the model has a broomstick wedged firmly between her legs, or the fact that there's a bondage theme masked by horseplay. These girls are clearly over age, and at the end of the day, if you don't have anything particularly clever to say, sex always grabs people's attention. I mean, what better way to sell a few copies of a magazine than suggestive shots of beautiful girls frolicking on the floor?
What I do have an issue with, is the fact that the photos look like a poor man's attempt to replicate that extremely NSFW Terry Richardson editorial for Purple Magazine.
I have no problem with homages, tributes or inspirations, but be honest about it. And I'd usually suggest waiting until the magazine in question is more than three months off the newsstand.
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