“Like going to war.” This is how one of the wrestlers in photographer Ken Hermann and art director Gem Fletcher‘s project Bökh, describes Mongolian wrestling. Shot in the grasslands of Inner Mongolia, the resulting portraits and short film pay respect to this ancient tradition. It’s a traditional that is still very much alive in the nomadic communities that account for 30% of the country’s population.
American fashion photographer Steven Meisel stirred up some controversy for this awesome photoshoot he did for Italian Vogue awhile back. His “Make Love Not War” series depicts sweaty, dirty soldiers in the middle of a war-zone interacting with models in a very "heated fashion.” Critics say that Steven’s images glamorize the war in Iraq, but I think they should just chill out and appreciate it for the artistic masterpiece it is. More than 60 people including models, make up artists, stylists, and hairdressers collaborated to put this set together.