Photographer Thom Jackson and creative director Andrew Weir’s singular, visual sense of time and place has threaded through a set of past MDX stories. The first two found Julia Hafstrom in Marfa and Ronja Furer in Weatherford, Texas. Making the repeat duo something of resident collaborators at Models.com. Now the desert vistas of Tucumcari, New Mexico serve as the narrative thrust for their latest editorial. For their continuation, they arrive to familiar effect, one that is both polished and cinematic–only with new characters and location. Setting the scene Grace Simmons and Dani Witt are red-headed models on the lam calling on the romance of Thelma and Louise. See the full story below.
Creative direction / Andrew Weir
Hair and Makeup / Lisa Williams
Models / Grace Simmons & Dani Witt
Photo assistants / Dinah Whistler, Jonathan Stafford
Digital Tech / Elliott Snedden
Assistant Stylists / Sarah Perillo & Tess Wilcox
Location / Tucumcari, New Mexico
Special thanks: KCD, Grange Hall, BPCM, Karla Otto, Industrial Color, Neiman Marcus & Stanley Korshack
Text by Steven Yatsko
Above: Both wearing vintage Halston. Shoes Miu Miu
Both dresses Giambattista Valli. Eyewear Fendi. Grace’s shoes are Miu Miu and Dani’s are YSL
Both dresses Longchamp. Pointe shoes by Freed of London
Grace wears Dries Van Noten and La Perla. Dani wears The Row.
Both scarves are McQueen. Dani is wearing The Row. Graces wears Dries Van Noten and vintage glasses from Le Photon Des Vosges