Perfect #2

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Perfect is a magazine by legendary stylist and ex-editor of Love magazine, Katie Grand.

Notes From The Editor -

"We approached this issue with an increasing awareness of the ways in which technology has allowed our movements to be monitored and documented in minute detail. With the insistence on ‘green passes’ or Covid vaccination certificates to be shown when crossing borders around the world – or in the usual fashion capitals at least, for the time being – it’s clear that someone, somewhere knows where we are and who we’re meeting, and can probably take a good guess at what’s being discussed. The speed at which our every move can be registered is alarming, and we can’t know for sure where this information might end up.

 So this issue we wanted to tackle the idea of celebrity in an age of mass surveillance – specifically, how our relationship with public figures has changed when the details of our own lives are increasingly accessible to people we don’t know. Sølve Sundsbø follows Georgia Palmer around London City Airport on CCTV. Donavon Smallwood documents Hailey Bieber being photographed by Felix Cooper. Nikolai von Bismarck sets his camera to night vision and monitors the nocturnal goings on (staged, obviously) in a park near his home. Cho Gi-Seok translates facial recognition technology and CCTV into a symbolic dystopian dreamscape. Steve Mackey shoots Emily Ratajkowski being followed by paparazzi on a night out at the cinema, and talks to Amber Later about the politics of looking and being seen. Amber also writes about the stellar line-up that was present at Gucci’s spring show in Hollywood, and how it reflects the contemporary appetite for sublime personalities...."