PHOTOGRAPHY: “DOG DAYS ARE OVER” – TOM BRADY BY STEVEN MEISEL, VMAN MAGAZINE FALL 2012
Posted on August 29, 2012
Tom Brady’s impersonation of a dog on the cover of VMan Magazine’s Fall 2012 issue had me feeling a tad bit uncomfortable.
The 35-year-old quarterback, married to the Queen Gisele, dons a variety of beautifully tailored suits and tuxedos from the likes of Tom Ford, Ermenegildo Zegna, Dolce & Gabanna, while playing with an aggressive doberman.
Unfortunately Mario Testino’s attempt to pay “homage” to the work of Chris Von Wangenheim from the 70’s Dior campaign falls rather flat here as although Tom may be an extremely handsome guy, he really doesn’t give good doggy face!
Check out the rest of the Testino lensed editorial here.
Instead of having a sexy series of shots which convey, ” a dog is attacking me and I’m going to work it because I’m hot and I know it”, we have…”I really don’t know what the fudge I’m doing, Help me Gisele!”. However when Mr Brady doesn’t look as if he is going to chew on your leg, he looks pretty darn good! I am of course specifically referring to the Tom Ford, Zegna and Ralph Lauren styled shots.
Sadly despite the slick styling, some bad retouching, photoshopping and a clear lack of chemistry between Tom & Testino let this one down.
P.S: The Video >>> The Editorial