After Michael Jackson died this June, we saw our fair share of tribute editorials, but ‘You Rock Our World’ in Harper’s Bazaar Russia is my favorite by far. This Geoff Barrenger-shot editorial was far more than just replicating the King of Pop’s style, although stylist Natalia Alaverdian did that expertly. This shoot was something a bit more special.
Throughout ‘You Rock Our World’ in Harper’s Bazaar, the models mimicked Michael Jackson’s aggression, vulnerability, passion, and reverence. There’s a ton of emotion in these images, and the lighting and backdrop of these images takes the editorial to another level—kind of like where the King of Pop is now.