When Jonathan Arundel launched his photography and fashion journal Optology Magazine last year, he quickly established a high standard for the publication’s content and design, with rich, gorgeous stories and a sui generis, pared-down aesthetic. The latest issue, the third, is no different, starting from the charming portrait of a smiling Ben Allen that graces the glowing yellow cover. The features within hew to the quiet vision of the magazine, which bills itself as “dedicated to showcasing the finest photography and styling talent.” The cover story within, shot by Harry Carr with styling by Hannah Elwell, captures a new maturity in the young Allen, while Elliot Vulliod headlines his own story and up-and-comers like Dylan Fosket and Karlis Adlers are featured as well. Thomas Giddings gives us a pensive feature starring Andreas Lindquist with styling by Andreas Kokkino, with a gentle mood that carries over into Fanny Latour-Lambert (Walter Schupfer Management)’s images (styling by Optology’s fashion director Madeleine Østlie), which offer hushed slices of thoughtful youth at play.
Ben Allen by Harry Carr, styling by Hannah Elwell
Andreas Lindquist by Thomas Giddings, styling by Andreas Kokkino
Elliot Vulliod by James White, styling by Christopher Preston
Sylvester Ulv Henriksen and Frederik Rasmussen by Fanny Latour-Lambert (Walter Schupfer Management), styling by Madeleine Østlie
Dylan Fosket by Daniel Benson, styling by Madeleine Østlie
Karlis Adlers by Liam Warwick, styling by Harry Lambert
Flo Dron by Ash Kingston, styling by Madeleine Østlie