Man22_CENTERFOLD_Sarah_Piantadosi_07

Thunder Roar: Julia Cumming and James Jeanette

We reveal Sarah Piantadosi and Katy England's evocative homage to sixties motorcycle zines from the new issue of Another Man, accompanied by James Jeanette's exclusive playlist

Over recent years, photographer Sarah Piantadosi has established herself as an avid proponent of photography that both celebrates counterculture and queers traditional gender roles; everything from her homoerotic zine Milk Jagger to her collaborations with the likes of Alexander McQueen swerves definitively towards the subversive. “I'm excited by androgyny,” she explains, “so the men in my work tend to be a feminized version of masculinity – and, on the flip side, my girls tend to be a bit tough and boyish. I don't like perfect definitions of male and female; I'm much more interested in everything that happens in between.”

Thus, her collaboration with Katy England for the new issue of Another Man is the ultimate realisation of her aesthetic, presenting model and musician Julia Cummings transformed into a Susie Quatro-style easy rider, while her counterpart, Wild Daughter frontman James Jeanette, becomes the ultimate “underground object of desire,” inspired by sixties leather zines like Sir Gee and Kick. “I'm really into idol worship,” she continues to explain, “I love to put musicians on a pedestal and create characters for them that fulfill my personal fantasies. It always comes from who they are and what they do, but it's an elevated version of reality. That's what those zines were all about – fantasy and idol worship – and it's something I really relate to." Here, we present the full shoot in all of its chaps-laden, Triumph motorbike-resplendent glory, accompanied by an exclusive playlist by James Jeanette. 

Pin It
Man22_CENTERFOLD_Sarah_Piantadosi_05
Photography by Sarah Piantadosi
Pin It
Man22_CENTERFOLD_Sarah_Piantadosi_08
Photography by Sarah Piantadosi
Pin It
Man22_CENTERFOLD_Sarah_Piantadosi_07
Photography by Sarah Piantadosi
Pin It
Man22_CENTERFOLD_Sarah_Piantadosi_09
Photography by Sarah Piantadosi
Pin It
Man22_CENTERFOLD_Sarah_Piantadosi_01
Photography by Sarah Piantadosi
Pin It
Man22_CENTERFOLD_Sarah_Piantadosi_02
Photography by Sarah Piantadosi
Pin It
Man22_CENTERFOLD_Sarah_Piantadosi_04
Photography by Sarah Piantadosi
Pin It
Man22_CENTERFOLD_Sarah_Piantadosi_03
Photography by Sarah Piantadosi

This story appears in the S/S16 issue of Another Man.