I finally got my first issue of Fantastic Man,
At $20 a pop I just couldn’t pull the trigger on buying one myself but a friend , Cesar Padilla (owner of Cherry Vintage) who wrote a piece for the latest issue gave me a copy.
I have not made it all the way through but I just finished the cover story on Stefano Pilati of YSL and it was really great!
Written by the multi-talented Tim Blanks with photos by superstar photo team Inez and Vinoodh (I’m not going to try the last names!) i now have a new appreciation for Mr Pilati. I have always liked his work, especially men’s, but he always seemed a little stiff to me but the photos make him seem so much younger and more modern than I have ever seen him. I emailed Tim the tell him how much I liked the piece and he confided how intense the interview was – Tim has one of those happy faces that i guess people feel comfortable opening up to.
I hope as distribution increases, the price comes down but the more I pick up the magazine and find something new to love I think I will feel less hesitant to buy the next issue.