We may have been immune to James’ charms in the past, but we’re loving this editorial.
James McAvoy is featured in the April 2013 issue of Esquire UK magazine photographed by Simon Lipman and styled by Tanja Martin.
There’s a real sense of personality shining through in all the pictures. Instead of the typical Brooding Guy, we get someone who comes across prickly, charming, sexy, and intelligent. All through good posing and styling. We wish more actors brought their acting skills to fashion editorials like this. After all, what’s the point? The best fashion photography always tells a story, so why not put the actors through their paces more often and instead of simply dressing them, tell them to create a character? Put Meryl in couture gowns and tell her to play Catherine the Great. Put Hugh Jackman in Italian suiting and tell him he’s playing a spy. Put Anne Hathaway in day dresses and tell her she’s playing a shy secretary in the big city. That sort of thing. If you’re gonna use the actors to model, then make them act, we say.
[Photo Credit: Simon Lipman for Esquire UK via thefashionspot.com]