The Rake

‘TELL PEOPLE ABOUT YOUR DOUBTS… USUALLY THE BEST PEOPLE AROUND ARE REALLY HUMBLE’

This is something of a landmark for The Rake — actually, it could be an avant-garde moment for modern magazine-ing. The image opposite, ladies and gents, is the first image shot for The Rake by the subjects in the image, on a timer. Yes, i-D magazine made a front cover using Zoom, but at the very least the model knew what she was looking at.

The Spanish husband and wife modelling duo of Oriol Elcacho and Davinia Pelegri are pros, of course; in fact, it is a bit like Andre Agassi and Steffi Graf playing doubles together. But why this format? Well, like the rest of us, Oriol and Davinia (who are expecting a baby soon) have been in isolation in Spain, secluded in a hamlet of 70 people in the way back of beyond.

Regular readers of The Rake will know Oriol from his appearances in the magazine as well as his work as the face

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