Rihanna’s vision of luxury is “aesthetically capricious, casually category-busting, impossibly cool”, writes Abby Aguirre, in her American Vogue November 2019 cover story about the mega wattage, 31-year-old woman musician and activist, beauty, lingerie and athleisure mogul, and now head of her own Fenty maison, in partnership with LVMH. Tonne Goodman styles Rihanna in superb images by Ethan James Green.
Models Eniola Abioro, Faretta, Fei Fei Sun, Jill Kortieve and Mayowa Nicholas are busy ‘Turning Heads’, styled by Phyllis Posnick. Photographer Ethan James Green captures the fashion scene for American Vogue October 2019./ Hair by Orlando Pita; makeup by Francelle Daly
Model Iris Strubeggerer is styled by Anastasia Barbieri in ‘Viennese Waltz’. Photographer Ethan James Green sets up shop in the art nouveau district of Austria’s capital for WSJ Magazine September 2019./ Hair by Shon Ju; makeup by Miranda Joyce
Models Emily Driver, Jeranimo van Russel, Mariana Barcelos, Mateusz Chmielewski and Ugbad are styled by Carlos Nazario in ‘Mystic Pilgrims’ — a first look at 31-year-old Bruno Sialelli’s vision for the brand. Photographer Ethan James Green captures the model quintet for Lanvin, the oldest French fashion house in continuous existence.
Raquel Zimmermann and Imaan Hammam are styled by Camilla Nickerson in gorgeous visual opulence in ‘Natural Selection’. Photographer Ethan James Green captures the queenly magnificence for Vogue US July 2019.
‘Young New York’, Ethan James Green’s first monograph, presents a selection of striking portraits of New York’s millennial scene-makers, a gloriously diverse cast of models, artists, nightlife icons, queer youth, and gender binary–flouting muses of the fashion world and beyond. Under the mentorship of the late David Armstrong, Green developed a sensitive and confident style and an intense connection with his subjects; his luminous black-and-white portraits, many taken in Corlears Hook Park on the Lower East Side, bring to mind Diane Arbus’s midcentury studies of gender nonconformists. Although he often shoots on commission for fashion brands and magazines, for ‘Young New York’, Green photographed his close friends and community for more than three years, and his humanist approach transcends the trends of the moment.
Model and actress Hari Nef, one of Green’s frequent subjects, “In Ethan’s world, the kids who inspire him ought to be (and are) the subjects of his work. Ethan is an artist among so-called image makers.”
In a new interview with Vogue Italia, Green explains his first connection with Nef in New York at the Up & Down nightclub. It came at a time when he was new in New York, didn’t have many friends, and didn’t even admit that he was gay.