W STORIES by Stefano Tonchi
A picture worth even more than a thousand words… W has grabbed the attention of its loyal audience for over two decades with its remarkable photography. W Stories tells the tale of inspiration behind some of magazine’s most captivating fashion photo sessions. The book is an enchanting wild ride as photographers reminisce back on a couple of W’s most memorable moments as they were experienced with some of the most beautiful models we know and love.
“In a world where lightning-fast Instagram posts compete for attention with snappy Twitter messages, long form photography has become a rare and precious outlet for creative expression,” Stefano Tonchi, Editor in Chief for W
The book accounts for 10 of the most magically captivating stories to grace the pages of W over the past decade with exclusive never-before-seen shots. Photographer Steven Klein describes his story with bad girl Kate Moss in “Good Kate, Bad Kate” while Tim Walker remembers his trip to space with Tilda Swinton in “Planet Tilda.” Steven Meisel spices things up explaining Carmen Carrera’s “Show Girl” show. These are just some the stories told by Klein, Walker, and Meisel as photographers Mert Alas, Marcus Piggott, Alex Prager, and Paolo Roversi share thoughts about their features too.
From strange to whimsical, charming to mysterious, the 250 color photographs adorning the book from start to finish are a vivid look at W’s legacy. The volume would be a valuable addition to a book collection with its timeless images and amazing stories. W: Stories is a piece of fashion history and photographic magic that can be appreciated for years to come.
About the Author:
Stefano Tonchi has been the editor in chief of W since 2010 and was also the editor of W: The First 40 Years. Prior, he was the founder and editor of New York Times’ T Magazine.
Photography: Steven Klein, Tim Walker, Paolo Roversi, Steven Meisel, Mert Alas, Marcus Piggott, Alex Prager, Biel Parklee
Styling: Edward Enninful, Jacob K, Alex White
Edited by Stefano Tonchi