Friday, May 2, 2014

'Daily Wildcat' Pays Homage to Tim Fuller's 1973 Fashion Cover

Posted By on Fri, May 2, 2014 at 1:36 PM

Daily Wildcat pays tribute to a photograph taken by Tim Fuller in 1947.
  • Photo credit: Savannah Douglas and The Daily Wildcat archive.
  • Daily Wildcat pays tribute to a photograph taken by Tim Fuller in 1947.

The latest Weekend Wildcat cover is more than just sweet, lustful eye candy.

Weekly alum and Daily Wildcat editor Tatiana Tomich thought it would be a good idea to pay tribute to Tim Fuller's Wildcat fashion edition cover from 1973. It seems right considering that today's fashion is highly influenced by that time period. Wildcat photographer Savannah Douglas took this picture of UA students Luke Della and Joey Callahan while they enjoyed a brisk cup of tea in Tomich's backyard.

The story behind Fuller's original take is comparatively interesting and almost impossible to recreate by today's standards.

Click here for the full story, but here's a excerpt from Fuller's op-ed:

The forces of truth in Phoenix, not content to concern themselves with the obvious immorality of this sophomoric prank, whipped up bonus indignation by pointing out the anti-war editorials being written by our “Commie traitor” editor Jay Parker (later to become Colonel Jay Parker, the director of International Relations & National Security Studies at the United States Military Academy). By that afternoon our newsroom was filled with TV cameras and reporters and the basic theme of the day was, if they fool with the Wildcat, they are messing with freedom of the press. We became “press heroes” and there were few people in southern Arizona that didn’t know, and giggle slightly, about what we had managed to pull off.

The Tucson based photographer went on to have a prosperous career. Fuller has shot for Forbes, New York Times, Los Angeles Times and many more publications. Click here to see his portfolio.

Keep shooting for the stars.

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