Category Archives: Photography

Travel Report: Outstandingly Excellent (and Photogenic) Takeoff

In flight Excellence. Image via The Fancy.

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An Outstaning Example Of Visual Excellence: Photography Division


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The Excellent People for Qvest, Edition #5: The Art and Fashion Issue

‘Haute Couture Fitting Rooms, Paris’ by Ricky Lee for Qvest, Edition #5, on sale now at Outstandingly Excellent international newsstands.

'Haute Couture Fitting Rooms, Paris.' Photographs via Jacqueline Hassink. Text and interview by Ricky Lee. Image via Qvest, Edition # 5.

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Signature Excellence: Anna Wintor On The Cover of WSJ. Magazine

Via Racked: Her Excellency Anna Wintour, as photographed by Mario Testino for the cover of WSJ.

Recognizble Excellence: Anna Wintour on the cover of WSJ. Image via Mario Testino via WSJ. via Rached.

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Excellent Recap: Didier Lestrade’s Outstandingly Influential ‘Magazine’

“Excellence is to be 52 and not ashamed by the choices I made. Excellence is being wary of money, because all the rich people I know are really fucked up. Excellence is saying what you want to say in a world in which you become a pariah if you dare to say what you think. Excellence is being able to die when you want, how you want. It’s finding a way to go through life without going to the shrink.” —Didier Lestrade

Um, ahem (clearing throat). Doctor, we couldn’t agree more, really, with Didier Lestrade, founder of Magazine, the legendary, still-influential-today, queer cult ‘zine from the ’80s, and the man who launched ACT-UP, Paris as well as TÊTU, France’s number one gay publication. We have a previously professed fondness for remembrances of great things past here at The Excellent People world headquarters, and Lestrade, along with Magazine, were but two of the French delights that astounded us with Outstanding Excellency during our all-too-brief coming-of-age period in Europe, oh so many years ago. At the time, we were big fans (still are) and readers of Magazine. Feeling nostalgic, we decided to catch up with Didier Lestrade. Now let’s focus on his long overdue close-up. To read the full interview, please click HERE.

Remembrances of Excellency Past: Didier Lestrade's 'Magazine'.

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Warm Weather Excellence: The Balmain S/S 2011 Men’s Look Book

The Spring 2001 Balmain men’s look book, photographed by Karim Sadli. To view, please click HERE.

Excellent looks: The S/S 2011 men's look book from Balman.

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Historical Excellence: Grace Jones: A One Man Show (LASERDISC)

Presenting the “ultra rare Laserdisc version of this classic televised concert Grace Jones: A One Man Show. Issued exclusively in Japan in a stunning picture sleeve. Comes with a chapters and lyrics insert. Tracks are Warm Leatherette, Walking in the Rain, Feel Up, La Vie En Rose, Demolition Man, Pull Up to the Bumper, Private Life, My Jamaican Guy, Living My Life and Libertango/I’ve Seen That Face Before.” Sometimes available at Amazon.

Historically Excellent: Grace Jones: A One Man Show (LASERDISC). Image via Amazon.

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Excellence Down Under: The Photographs of Australia’s Bill Henson

Presenting Untitled#1 by Australian photographer Bill Henson, represented by Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

Bill Henson, Untitled #1. Image via Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery.

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Inspirational Excellence: Andy Warhol’s ‘Interview’, January 1973

Inspirational: Bianca Jagger on the cover of Andy Warhol's Interview magazine, January 1973. Image via

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