One for General Excellence and the other for Feature Photography. Tilda Swinton’s otherworldly shoot from our August 2011 issue received the Feature Photography nomination from the American Society of Magazine Editors. Swinton, who is (fortunately) no stranger to avant-garde fashion, braved the elements on location in Iceland in some unconventional garb like VPL’s latex coat and dress, a cocoon-like Hermes dress, and a bald cap.

Take a look back at the striking images by Tim Walker, read the interview and watch our behind the scenes video.