Between 1946 and 1977, Holiday was one of the most exciting magazines in the United States. Reknowned for its fun layout, its challenging choice of photographers, and the aura of its writers, Holiday was telling about the world like no other magazine. Its strength ? Sending a writer and a photographer to a singular destination, distant or nearby, and asking them to tell from their point of view without constraints of style, objectiveness or length. Nor budgetary limit. At the top of its game, the magazine had more than a million subscribers.
Today, 37 years after, Holiday returns at the instigation of the Atelier Franck Durand. This new Holiday wants to capture the essence, the esthetic demands and the sense of journalistic adventure of its original version. A mixed magazine, blending fashion and reporting, Holiday remains demanding regarding both pictures and stories.
Hence, through Holiday, its coverages, fashion editorials or porfolios, reknowned photographers will mix with emerging talents with strong imagery. Main stories will be written by top names, journalists or writers. Finally, the idea of sending a writer on an extended report to deliver his or her vision of a place will remain the underlying theme linking the original Holiday to its new version.
Holiday is a magazine written in english, but it’s heart is french. The team who conceives, designs and produces it is based in Paris.
In this issue:
After a foray into California, Holiday Magazine heads north to Denmark. Mario Testino explores the enigmatic appeal of Scandinavian beauty; Inez and Vinoodh photograph a pastoral reverie and Olivier Kervern a handful of local high spots, while Edie Campbell faces Daragh Soden’s lens on the most Danish island of them all. Also on these pages: images by Gregory Harris, Collier Schorr, Lachlan Bailey, Philippe Lacombe and Suffo Moncloa.
On the writing front, novelist Tanguy Viel pens his impressions of a trip to Copenhagen and Elsinore; Philippe Azoury reminisces about the birth of Dogme 95; François Blet talks TV and cooking with Adam Price, the writer of Borgen; Alice Cavanagh and Jéromine Savignon resuscitate Karen Blixen and Gunnar Larsen, Paul-Henry Bizon describes the beauty of the Louisiana museum, and Nicolas Zeisler tells the story of Lego. Last but not least, Arthur Dreyfus gets into conversation with Anna Karina, the patron saint of a Holiday so infused with hygge that it gives a whole new meaning to hedonism.