Bruce Weber Has Plans For More Gay Kisses In Abercrombie Ads
Not that the clip was uncharacteristic for the brand (hardly!) but it did take the homoeroticism of past advertisements just a smidge further. Fashionista caught up with Weber at his book party during Art Basel Miami, however, and the lensman shrugged off the suggestion that the video was particularly groundbreaking:
“I guess i just didn’t think it was that big of a deal. You know, I feel like men kiss each other all the time. It doesn’t have to be in a sexual context — there are all kinds of contexts where men can be physically close or intimate without it necessarily meaning that. Athletes kiss each other after games. It doesn’t have to be a sexual thing.”
And as for whether there will be more where that came from, Weber is optimistic: “In my work? Sure! I photograph men kissing all the time. I don’t see any reason why not!” Neither do we, Bruce. Neither do we.