1. Dutch fashion magazine Zoo’s summer issue stars Tobey Maguire.
Shot by photographer/singer-songwriter extraordinaire Bryan Adams. Yeah, the “Summer of ‘69” guy is a hip fashion photog now.
2. It was shot at Los Angeles’ Wonderland-like Frederick R. Weisman art foundation.
4. Which led to the actor posing ominously with naked headless statue people.
5. And being that touchy-feely guy at the bar with a lady who would really rather not, because she hasn’t felt that way since before the fall of Pompeii.
6. It’s hard to tell who, if anyone, is real in some of the photos.
But not difficult to tell who is terrifying. (Everyone.)
8. But continues to get all up on someone whose consent level is ambiguous.
The pained expression says this embrace is unwelcome, though.
9. By the end of the day Tobey has grown tired of rejection from people who aren’t even real.
Also tired: this naked lady on his couch. Where did she come from all of a sudden!?
10. Proving that even the most eccentric of art collectors can never truly own their art.
11. We reached out to Zoo magazine to ask just what it’s all about. Modern art, you know, it’s tough to read sometimes. Editor Yaël Temminck explained:
“The idea behind the Tobey Maguire shoot was to shoot him as an eccentric art dealer in an eccentric house filled with lots of amazing art. Thanks [to] the Frederick R. Weisman art foundation that we could use this location which worked out really well! The sculptures at the foundation really inspired us for the entire shoot! The combination of these extraordinary artworks, the amazing location and the use of suits and clean styling, the idea turned out really well…”
12. So, that explains that.
For more of this and other zany Zoo magazine shoots, visit their website.