Still life in one shape or another dates back to antiquity, but it was not until the Renaissance did it emerge as a proper artistic form. Still life afforded artists a form of expression that was largely free of moral and religious obligation with its focus on objects from daily life. Still life is a given a new lease of life if you will in a story by Mario Sorrenti starring Ali Michael that features in Document N°10. True to its origins, this editorial features an abundance of pineapples, mangos, lemons, melons, gourds, and various root vegetables, even household cleaning agents, in other words, it’s a veritable cornucopia. Ali for her part brings classic beauty to the page that is worthy of a rendering in oil. Finger in a cut watermelon, Ali (pictured) rests head against her hand staring outward at the camera. She wears a lace top by Jacquemus with a tulle sleeve by Rochas around her neck. The balance of light and shadow is just so, which makes this story especially rich.

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Credits include: Publication, Document N°10 Spring / Summer 2017; Title, “3”; Photography, Mario Sorrenti; Styling, Sarah Richardson; Hair, Recine for Rodin at The Wall Group; Makeup, Frank B at The Wall Group; Manicure, Honey at Exposure NY; Tailor, Deborah Rogers; Casting, AM Casting; Set design, Phillip Haemmerle; Production, Katie Fash, Steve Sutton; Digital, Johnny Vicari; Lighting, Lars Beaulieu; Printing, Arc Lab; Photography assistance, Kotaro Kawashima; Styling assistance, Sue-Wen Quek, Lauren Coppen, Michael Beshara; Hair assistance, Shingo Shibata; Makeup assistance, Mariko Arai, Ryo Kuramoto, Rei Tajima, Mikako Shojima; Set/Prop design assistance, Ryan Stenger; Special Thanks, Sunset Studios.

Ali Michael | Document Spring / Summer 2017 (Photography: Mario Sorrenti)

Ali Michael | Document Spring / Summer 2017 (Photography: Mario Sorrenti)