In episode 6, hosts Key (he/they) and Gray (he/him) break down every detail of the Fine Line cover shoot, paying particular attention to the work of photographer Tim Walker and set designer Shona Heath.
After briefly discussing this week’s news (1:00) including some mandatory clowning about Harry’s possible appearance in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (2:40), they dive into the main segment (8:23).
First Key provides some background on surrealism as an artistic movement with a disclaimer that he is not an art historian (11:57), followed by an explanation from both hosts regarding why they feel delving into the cover shoot for Fine Line is worthwhile more than a year after it was first revealed (16:09). They then dive into an analysis of the album cover photo (19:04), from the color palette and possible artistic influences to the iconic Fine Line pose and the mysterious gloved hand that has lived rent free in the minds of Harries everywhere.
After, they move into discussions of the rest of the photos that emerged from the shoot, from the yellow and purple photo deemed “Moose Knuckle” and the photo known simply as “Egg”(33:54) to the infamous Lone Nude (45:03) and more. They then end the main segment with speculation about the potential cover art for HS3 (1:07:47).
Key and Gray close out the show by laughing at internet comments in “must get rid of toxic in community” (1:10:24) and chatting about some non-Harry things that have brought them joy throughout the week (1:15:33).
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Images and References:
The Photos: https://archive.is/lj6kw
Tim and Shona Fine Line Parallels: https://archive.is/VaCbK
The Garden of Earthly Delights: https://tinyurl.com/y6xa5fo8
Inside the Arcane World of Gucci: https://tinyurl.com/y3h8pu2f
Saint Lucy’s Extra Set of Eyes: https://tinyurl.com/y3xfrpuw
Queer Surrealism: https://tinyurl.com/y5seml28
Fine Line Cover:
Harry Styles: https://tinyurl.com/y5ntf2qx
In Conversation: https://tinyurl.com/y4oq3tkq
Tim Walker - Art of Style: https://tinyurl.com/y2sdo3m8
Tim Walker - The Guardian: https://tinyurl.com/y586hha6
Wonderful Things: https://tinyurl.com/yysvwbbz
Shona Heath - Sotheby's (YouTube): https://tinyurl.com/y55qwm55
Shona Heath - Sotheby's (Print): https://tinyurl.com/y6sdmczy
Shona Heath on Fashion https://tinyurl.com/y6lvjeho