In the current spring/summer 2011 issue of Another Man stylist Robbie Spencer, photographer Richard Burbridge and artist Maurizio Anzeri collaborated for an explosive colour story, fusing fashion and art. Based on block colours and stripes, focusing on graphic shapes and prints and using a variety of pieces from a man’s wardrobe, “we wanted to create something elegant and timeless with each look but with a juxtaposition of modernity and youth”, Spencer explains. Reinterpreting the abstract shapes in the garments, Burbridge – who Spencer describes as “a master of lighting” – beautifully captured the intensity and contrast of light and shadow, distorting the focus of some areas and objectifying and exposing the details of the others. Adding a further layer to the story, once styled and shot by Spencer and Burbridge, the images were then handed over to needlework artist Maurizio Anzeri to apply his signature embroidery process over them.
By Lucia Davies