What better way to start the day than Twistin’? Especially if you’re watching Sergei Sviatchenko and his siblings dancing their asses off to the Chubby Checker theme! Here’s Close up and Twist - Crank up the volume!
Sergei Sviatchenko for VS Magazine - trust the classics
A few commandments from the man behind Close up and Private…
Closing up on Gant Rugger
As I mentioned before, there are few websites I love as much as Close Up and Private. Sergey Sviatchenko single-handedly revolutionized menswear imagery by means of his unique take on photography and composition. This time around he embarked on a collaboration with Gant Rugger to showcase their Autumn/Winter collection. The result? Brilliant as usual….
Up close with Sergei Sviatchenko
Selectism recently published an interview with Sergei Sviatchenko, the brilliant mind behind one of my (if not THE) favourite blogs of the moment: Close Up and Private. Recently named Denmark’s best dressed man, this arquitect/artist provides some of the most insightful and refreshing takes on men’s blogging out there, by means of outstanding, yet beautifully simplistic pictures of his son, intertwined with color blocks and unrelated appealing images. This makes for a whole new experience, resembling that of an art exhibit or installation, all while throwing amazing outfits at you, one after the other. If you have yet to visit his website, do so now!
Here’s how he sees it:
"The idea is, with my knowledge, with my style, how I understand it, I mix the clothes exactly the same way as I do my collages. So the combination works in the same way a stylist would work with the clothes.
"When I put them on Erik, my 19 year old son, it’s suddenly extremely twisted."
You can check the full story here.
The man himself
Just a sample of what you’re in for…