I love everything about this – the layering, the slouchiness of the jeans that still show his body, the color palette, those EYES… Everything is age-appropriate and still hip. The more I look at it, the more I love it!
I think Michael Stipe (a personnal god of mine)is incredibly beautiful on the first photograph. You captured his amazing blue gaze… He looks great with a beard. Gives him a bit of austerity which has the greatest effect. (on me at least… and i’m not a man!) Love your work by the way. Endless source of wondering and inspiration.
He’s always been nice to look at, including here. Pic’s dark, clothes are dark…judging from what I can see, he looks great. He presents such a well sculpted silhouette..he looks small or narrow, lean, athletic, like a dancer or divers bod. He does casual very well here. The brown scarf with the brown shoes are perfect to keep the all black interesting.
I felt really sad after seeing these photos. Perhaps it was not the intention, but it made realise how old I was seeing the aging on Michael Stipe’s face. Yet, less negatively, it brought fresh memories, nostalgic ones. Funny, the things photos and faces of them do.
my dream man. i love anything and everything he chooses to wear. back in the early years REM embodied a collective brash yet sincere ‘effortless’ cool. he sort of resembles a leaned out peter linbergh in the first photo.
I absolutely looove peolpe watching, observing and try to imagine what kind of person they are and what they do… this guy looks like someone you would like to sit down for a coffea with. Looks like heÂ´s got a good story! If itÂ´s solely the outfit or the whole persona, I donÂ´t know – but it works!
When we were both in our 20′s Michael Stipe and I participated in a gallery talk for a group exhibition we were both in at a museum in S.C. I never saw his face or heard him speak. He was so shy (or bored)that he wore a trenchcoat and hat and stared at the floor the whole time, even when he spoke. Time long past. I think he’s always been interested in his appearance and had great style (however much that style changed over the years). I’ve never seen him on the street. He looks good here. He still has the body to wear clothes well, anything, really. I’m not enamored of the beard. He has wonderful facial features, many of which are either hidden or obscured by the beard. I think that’s a mistake. I like the un-shaven head. Nice to see him here.
I know we should be talking about clothing, but I am blown away by how well he has aged. Yes, WELL. Especially for a typically anti-aging obsessed celebrity, he is a beautiful and rare example of timeless cool. I can only hope I age as well!