Jill back in Mustique

Jill Connick née Goodacre | Bazaar Italia | 1985

Jill in Mystique. A back shot seemed to present a good solution for for photographing this Gianfranco Ferré design bikini (just because there's no top to go along doesn't make this any less a bikini, does it?).

Famed photographer, Herb Ritts did a similar shot for a Ferré ad which ran on the back cover of the same issue of Italian Bazaar, in which this appeared.

I would suggest that Ritts' style is an "intellectual" approach which uses strong contrast in light, and a somewhat abstracted shape, as compared to mine which I consider more predictable, and sensual.

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