While the phrase "One wish - to lie down" seems like a quirky statement, it captures the effortless elegance and captivating beauty of these women in their photographic portraits. Each shot, from those captured by the discerning eye of Tim Walker to the timeless frames by Steven Meisel, provides a glimpse into a moment of tranquility, relaxation, and even vulnerability.
Model Tina Kunaki's image by Kaspar Sejersen from Dust, 2023, encapsulates this sense of repose with a modern touch. Mila Jovovich, captured by Tim Walker in 2007, Gwyneth Paltrow by Tim Walker in 2010, and Linda Evangelista by Steven Meisel in 1991 all exhibit a timeless charm that transcends the years.
Contemporary takes from Masha Popova with Darina for Botrios in 2023, Abby Champion in Vogue Italia in 2022, Devon Aoki by Karlin Jacobs in 2023, and Linda Evangelista by Steven Meisel for Vogue Italia in 1989 further cement this theme. Saskia de Brauw, captured by Karlin Jacobs in 2023, rounds out this collection with a powerful image that perfectly encapsulates the sentiment of wishing to simply lie down and exist in the moment.
These stunning portraits serve as a reminder that sometimes, the most captivating beauty can be found in moments of repose, illustrating the power of photography to capture not just physical beauty, but a state of mind as well.