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Hand Over Face: Ford vs Freida

Aug 23, 2011 By Amy

The ol’ “hand over face” is a pretty typical modeling pose that shifts focus to the eyes and gives the essence of mystery to any shot. This signature pose is easily recognizable in fashion shoots, but for a publication to use it twice in one year is odd. SurprisinglyInterview magazine selected smoldering shots of Tom Ford and Freida Pinto where they are both covering their faces for two of their 2011 covers.

What’s even more surprising is the images were both lensed by different photographers. For the mag’s August cover Freida sat down with famed duoMert AlasandMarcus Piggott. As for Ford, he posed forCraig McDeanfor the publication’s February 2011 cover.

So we ask…

Which "hand over face" shot do you prefer?

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  • Tom Ford

    About:

    Thomas Ford, began his career working in Paris for six months as an intern in Chloé's press office. Later, Ford moved to Milan to work for Gucci as the women’s ready-to-wear designer.  Two years later he was appointed as the design director and in 1994 h... Read more >>

    Recent credits:

    • V Man Editorial V Man-Dog Days Are Over, Fall 2012
      Tom Ford V Man Editorial V Man-Dog Days Are Over, Fall 2012
    • V Man Cover Fall 2012
      Tom Ford V Man Cover Fall 2012
    • Los Angeles Confidential Editorial The Man Who Loves Women, November 2011 Shot #1
      Tom Ford Los Angeles Confidential Editorial The Man Who Loves Women, November 2011 Shot #1
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  • Freida Pinto

    Recent credits:

    • Vogue Editorial Crimson Tide, October 2011 Shot #1
      Freida Pinto Vogue Editorial Crimson Tide, October 2011 Shot #1
    • GQ Italia Editorial La Dea Della Fine, July 2011 Shot #2
      Freida Pinto GQ Italia Editorial La Dea Della Fine, July 2011 Shot #2
    • Interview Editorial Freida Pinto, August 2011 Shot #6
      Freida Pinto Interview Editorial Freida Pinto, August 2011 Shot #6
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