Thursday, February 10, 2011

Black #14: Paul Empson shoots Missy Rayder in Paris

i-D Magazine Sept 2008 by Daniel Jackson
Our Paris Correspondent and valued photographic contributor Paul Empson shot one of our all time favourite models for Black #14 this week in Paris, Missy Rayder. Missy, and big sister Frankie, have been at the cutting edge of modelling for over a decade and if her recent editorial work is anything to go by Missy has made a serious comeback. A favourite of Steven Meisel (she was shot by the maestro for the cover of Vogue Italia six times), Missy is currently hot property - despite being over 30 - and has recently shot for French Vogue, Numero and Purple amongst others. Loving the trend toward celebrating the model icons in mags like Love, V and Purple, long may it continue. We also remember her Pavement cover, one of the great New Zealand magazine's best ever. Black #14 is shaping to be  our strongest model issue yet - we'll keep you updated here on Blacklog...
Grey Feb 2011 cover by Beau Grealy

i-D Magazine October 2010 by Danielle Duella and Iango Henzi
032c Magazine F/W 09 by Danko Steiner
i-D Magazine, Missy in Alexander Wang by Daniel Jackson