Self-importance Honest tapped trend photographer Mario Testino to shoot the duvet story on energy couple Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez.

The duvet picture was accompanied by a collection of pictures contained in the journal – notably this one:

Picture by Mario Testino/Self-importance Honest

Author Bethany McLean writes:

“She’s additionally been prepared to take dangers to remain related, no straightforward process in a world the place feminine stars are extensively believed to have an expiration date.”

Just a few factors of observe: Lopez is 48 years previous with an estimated value of $300 million earned via an unimaginable profession in motion pictures, music, tv and funding properties. Lopez has been courting former Yankee third baseman (who signed the most important contract in baseball – $252 million – in 2000) for over a 12 months. She’s been pushing the boundaries her total profession – let’s not overlook her Versace gown from the 2000 Grammy Awards.

With the Harvey Weinstein scandal nonetheless unfolding, the picture appears extremely tone deaf (after all, the picture was shot and included within the unfold months earlier than to accommodate a print editorial calendar). Alternatively, trend images has all the time been provocative. And in an age the place “stars” grow to be well-known with out exhibiting any talent in anyway, why shouldn’t Lopez be capable to daringly pose within the third decade of her storied profession?

With out the context within the article, the picture feels low cost. It’s not that her buttocks is uncovered, it’s that Rodriguez is pulling up her gown. However after studying the piece, I really feel extra strongly that Lopez is absolutely accountable for her picture. She’s staring straight into the digital camera. The picture represents many issues: a provocation, a press release of relevance, complicity, in addition to an enormous “F-U” in opposition to ageism. 

However as with all picture, whether or not the viewers at massive will perceive the nuance with out the context is the query. What do you suppose?