A National Geographic Photographer Enters the World of Fashion Ads
What would happen if you took a celebrated National Geographic photographer and asked him to do the glossy ads and commercial for a French luxury fashion house? The answer, which you'll know if you've gone shopping for any very expensive leather bags lately, is a stunning gallery of ads that belong in an art gallery.
Hermes, famous for producing the highest quality goods for travel (if you're okay with dropping four figures or more on them), signed on Eric Valli, a NatGeo name who really fell in love with travel back when he traversed Afghanistan on horseback at age 18. Aside from the Fall/Winter magazine ads like the one above, he's now developed their short commercial for the new fragrance Voyage d'Hermès, a $90 perfume that evokes the romance of nomadic travel with a horse and a dove.
See the poetic commercial, after the jump
If you continue watching the video, through the interview with the photographer, perhaps you'll gain some perspective on how to become a frequent flying photographer for Nat Geo yourself...if you're game to do some serious adventuring and off road exploring.
· Around the World with Hermes [VanityFair]
· Fashion Travel [Jaunted]
[Photo: Eric Valli]