Daniel Rodrigues Combines a Vivid Style with Addiction Photography

By: Paul Maccarone - Published: Jul 30, 2013 • References:
Photographer Daniel Rodrigues' aptly named 'Coffee and Cigarettes' editorial is an interesting way of depicting addiction photography. All shot with the same red desk and gradient splashed background, the various scenarios shown create an aesthetically appealing display of both the pitfalls of addiction and the juxtaposed menswear accompanying it.

The styling was done by Stefano Guerrini and truly fits the theme perfectly; from army-printed sweaters to playfully patterned knits, the scenarios are matched well. A couple of the best shots are those where models Colvin and Alexey Maklakov of 'Independent Men' show the exhausted nature of needing a caffeine fix. The editorial was exclusively shot for 'Fucking Young! Online' and it perfectly fits the haute men's fashion that the website hosts. While addiction photography can sometimes demonize things, Rodrigues did a good job at authentically portraying the woes of coffee and cigarettes while style staying true to a fashion feel. Stats for Vibrant Addiction Editorials Trending: Older & Chilly
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