Tommy Ton 2

This photograph makes my heart sing. Quite apart from the wonderful composition of this perfect moment, I love how it harks back to the shapes thrown by Norman Parkinson or Clifford Coffin’s model girls from the 50s, yet still looks completely modern.

It’s one of a series of images by the lovely Tommy Ton, whose site Jak & Jil has been on every style bloggers’ blogroll since he started posting in 2008 (word gets around quickly in the blogosphere). US Vogue recently hired him to take over The Sartorialist’s beat snapping the fashion hamsters on the collections wheel: after a while it’s easy to spot a Tommy Ton image as he has a designer shoe obsession that borders on a fetish.

I’ve borrowed the image from one of my new favourite blogs, The Fashion Editor at Large. Like me, she is a magazine girl through and through but, unlike me, she’s still working on a major British mag, and her new blog reflects her insider status. She recently interviewed Tommy for Grazia, and this is one of the outs from the story. Go here to read the post in full, and then scroll through to read TFEAL’s archives.

Image by Tommy Ton, taken from The Fashion Editor at Large with permission
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Absolutely beautiful – I'm a fashion photographer in training and dream of creating images like this…

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I love photos like this where you can see the extreme commercial side of fashion and not just a face on shot of the model on the runway

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It's fantastic.

I think his work is so much better than Scott Sartorialist. There's just so much more drama and desire in his work, not so much quiet satisfaction. Each has its merits but I find TT more interesting to look at.

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Thanks LLG.
love from the Fashion Editor at Large xxx

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I'm obviously on a horrible time delay because I only saw that picture and discovered Jak and Jil on TFEaL's blog a few days ago. Loved the picture of Sally Singer too!

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Oh this makes me want to stand up straighter, drop 8 kilos and get my mitts on some High Impact Evening Wear! Meanwhile, how's Billy the Whippet travelling?

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I've been following his blog for quite awhile now, I always love to see what he photographs.

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such a gorgeous post 🙂 love the blog
stop by some time xx

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I love this style. So feminine and lovely.

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Simply Brilliantly Beautiful

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