For those of you who are unfamiliar with Ryan McGinley, he is an American photographer living in New York City. He first started taking pictures in 1998, and by 2003, at the age of 25, he was one of the youngest artist to have a solo show at the Whitney Museum of American Art. He was also named Photographer of the Year in 2003 by American Photo Magazine, and in 2007 McGinley was awarded the Young Photographer Infinity Award by the International Center of Photography.
His latest work is for EDUN, a fashion house created by Ali Hewson and her husband Bono as a for-profit fashion brand with a mission to encourage trade with Africa and raise awareness of the possibilities there. For his shoot, McGinley used six species of butterflies, allowing their flight paths to determine where his camera would go. He told NOWNESS: “I was interested in how the body could reveal the butterfly, how it could fly out of the models’ mouths, hands or pants in its unfurling glory.”
To see more of Ryan’s work be sure to visit his website at RyanMcginley.com.