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Remy Ryan by Ann He for Wallflower #1

Ann He captures Remy Ryan in a hauntingly beautiful story for Wallflower Magazine’s first issue. Outfitted by Tammy Theis, Remy spends a day at the cemetery in lightweight dresses and shirts. / Beauty by Al Tidwell, Photographer’s Assistant – Jack Theis














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50 Comments

  1. The Observer

    February 19, 2011 at 3:38 am

    While it is beautiful it looks so much like a copy of a series by Nirrimi Hakanson. Too many similar poses/clothes/composition/treatment to be more than a coincidence – just an observation.

    http://weliveyoung.blogspot.com/2010/12/sleep-in-peace-part-two.html

    • Hiven

      February 19, 2011 at 9:38 am

      You do not know who Ann He is obviously. It’s like saying something from Dior is like something from Chanel.

      • The Observer

        February 19, 2011 at 12:08 pm

        You can’t deny the similarities. They are strikingly noticeable, far too many for it to be an accident – and it’s not the first time either.

      • Hari

        February 19, 2011 at 12:52 pm

        Ann He is an admirer of Nirrimi, and I also think she has been influenced by the Nirrimi’s photos…like many young photographers after than Nirrimi published this post…but Ann He is really good too.

        • Just Another Observer

          February 19, 2011 at 1:18 pm

          after looking through some of the series on Ann He’s website the similarities with Nirrimi’s work are pretty unbelievable – the style of the girl shot by water, this graveyard shoot even the images of the girl with the flower in her mouth, Nirrimi has done this all before. I agree with The Observer – a little too much to be an accident…

          • The Observer

            February 19, 2011 at 3:50 pm

            On her blog she notes s she was inspired by Nirrimi’s series – but there is such an obvious line between being inspired by and copying someone almost directly and I feel this editorial definitely crossed it. It’s a shame because Anne He obviously has good grasp of technique, she doesn’t do herself justice by rehashing other people’s concepts and there is certainly no creative challenge or credibility in it.

          • Dennison Bertram

            February 20, 2011 at 8:58 am

            I think there is value in it even if it closely resembles the work of someone else, especially since Ann He acknowledges the inspiration. For all we know, the posing and the theme of the story is exactly what Ann He was so inspired by. If you paint something that looks like a Picasso and say, “I was really inspired by Picasso” and it really looks like a good Picasso, then “good job”. Ann He is not hiding this fact, and thus it should be considered more as a mix of homage and inspiration. To emulate someone is a task in and of itself of it’s own value, and Ann He certainly does not deserve the sort of public criticism that sounds more like accusations of plagiarism.

  2. The Observer

    February 19, 2011 at 3:38 am

    While it is beautiful it looks so much like a copy of a series by Nirrimi Hakanson. Too many similar poses/clothes/composition/treatment to be more than a coincidence – just an observation.

    http://weliveyoung.blogspot.com/2010/12/sleep-in-peace-part-two.html

  3. FASHIONOGRAPHY

    February 19, 2011 at 5:29 am

    Tired concept. Otherwise, I like the pictures for their tonal range and substance provided by the model.

    • Dennison Bertram

      February 20, 2011 at 9:34 am

      I agree, the tonal range is really nice. I’ve been thinking how it was done. I’m always thinking maybe it’s some nice film camera, but I always get disappointed when I learn its some canon with a fancy filter.

    • Dennison Bertram

      February 20, 2011 at 9:34 am

      I agree, the tonal range is really nice. I’ve been thinking how it was done. I’m always thinking maybe it’s some nice film camera, but I always get disappointed when I learn its some canon with a fancy filter.

    • Dennison Bertram

      February 20, 2011 at 9:34 am

      I agree, the tonal range is really nice. I’ve been thinking how it was done. I’m always thinking maybe it’s some nice film camera, but I always get disappointed when I learn its some canon with a fancy filter.

  4. Jkjia

    February 19, 2011 at 5:53 am

    so flickr

    • Mike Moss

      February 20, 2011 at 1:48 am

      my thoughts exactly

  5. Jamie

    February 19, 2011 at 9:33 am

    corny…why’s this on here?

  6. Jamie

    February 19, 2011 at 9:33 am

    corny…why’s this on here?

  7. Jamie

    February 19, 2011 at 9:33 am

    corny…why’s this on here?

    • Hiven

      February 19, 2011 at 9:37 am

      Because it’s a fashion editorial?

  8. Jamie

    February 19, 2011 at 9:33 am

    corny…why’s this on here?

  9. Jamie

    February 19, 2011 at 9:33 am

    corny…why’s this on here?

  10. lukas

    February 19, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Beautiful styling and gorgeous model

  11. Omgitsagne

    February 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm

  12. Omgitsagne

    February 19, 2011 at 1:36 pm

  13. Bianc

    February 19, 2011 at 2:12 pm

    Wh

  14. Bianc

    February 19, 2011 at 2:13 pm

    Is this not a little disrespectful to the people who have loved ones buried here? Just sayin’

    • Lauren Helen

      February 19, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      That was sort of what I was thinking. I mean the styling is fantastic, and Remy looks stunning, but she’s standing on tombstones…

    • Lauren Helen

      February 19, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      That was sort of what I was thinking. I mean the styling is fantastic, and Remy looks stunning, but she’s standing on tombstones…

    • Lauren Helen

      February 19, 2011 at 4:16 pm

      That was sort of what I was thinking. I mean the styling is fantastic, and Remy looks stunning, but she’s standing on tombstones…

  15. szucs

    February 19, 2011 at 2:30 pm

    the tulle veil is beautiful… but is it something that would cover a coffin?

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  16. Esikazemese

    February 19, 2011 at 3:13 pm

    i find the model ugly, and that paper sticked on her forehead.. :D:D:D
    and i also think its disrespectful to shoot in a cemetary.

    • Lauren Helen

      February 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm

      How is the model ugly? Remy looks absolutely beautiful! Calling /anyone/ ugly is rude and immature.

    • Lauren Helen

      February 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm

      How is the model ugly? Remy looks absolutely beautiful! Calling /anyone/ ugly is rude and immature.

    • Lauren Helen

      February 19, 2011 at 4:18 pm

      How is the model ugly? Remy looks absolutely beautiful! Calling /anyone/ ugly is rude and immature.

      • William

        February 19, 2011 at 5:35 pm

        she is naturally stunning

    • Chad Wadsworth

      July 3, 2011 at 5:10 pm

      The only thing I find ugly are some of the comments. Didn’t your mamas ever tell you that if you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it. 

      Ann He, is a mere girl of 16 (maybe 17 now?) and is creating images at this stage in her development that are beyond what most photographers can do. As far as the model goes, she has a classic, yet unique look that fits the scene perfectly. 

  17. bart

    February 19, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Ann He’s work is outstanding. Imagine how many assisting photographers will never get near this quality. No worries for Ann.

  18. Dyllis_Filler

    February 20, 2011 at 1:53 am

    this looks like something all us little death-rock kids did in high school in the late 90’s….
    no clue who the photog is or who she copied…unoriginal anyhow

  19. Guest99

    February 20, 2011 at 4:08 am

    Ann He directly copied these photos. Originally shot by Nirrimi http://weliveyoung.blogspot.com/2010/12/sleep-in-peace-part-two.html

  20. Emma

    February 20, 2011 at 4:56 am

    the photographer is only 16
    cut her some slack

  21. Emma

    February 20, 2011 at 4:56 am

    the photographer is only 16
    cut her some slack

  22. Emma

    February 20, 2011 at 4:56 am

    the photographer is only 16
    cut her some slack

  23. Dennison Bertram

    February 20, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Well, I don’t think the model is ugly- and I quite like the idea of gold-leaf on the forehead. It’s a neat idea and calls to mind a sense of deity or divine, which in a cemetery I think works. As for shooting in a cemetery, I haven’t done it myself, and I will admit to being a bit nervous to try, but I don’t think it’s disrespectful. Many cemetery’s are quite beautiful places and perhaps deserve the presence of the living more then they receive. I tend to think that the long dead (and perhaps forgotten) would prefer at least a visit by young artists to brighten their long quiet centuries of just laying there.

  24. mac

    February 21, 2011 at 2:34 pm

    i think this series is staggeringly beautiful! remy is stunning, as usual, the location and styling is hauntingly beautiful and i can see that yet again, ann is really making something for herself as a wonderful, up-and-coming talented photographer.
    and anyway, nirrimi, herself, has seen these photos and commented on their beauty and inspiration for her own work, so if she can appreciate them, i think everybody else here who is not taking the time to truly appreciate ann’s photographs can, and should, do the same!
    there’s very little originality left in the artistic world nowadays, but that doesn’t take away from the fact that something can be beautiful and inspirational, even if it does look similar to another series of work. so hush, narrow-minded people… open your eyes, and stop being so petty!

    [see here in the comments, look for nirrimi’s comment: http://dolorhaze.blogspot.com/2011/02/blog-launch-ghost-whisperer.html

  25. Freja

    February 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    This girl bothers me. I’ve seen her work before on flickr and every single photo on her stream — every single one — is an exact and faithful copy of other photographer’s work. Whenever you see her photos — even these — you have a sense you’ve seen this before. I’d appreciate it if this girl Ann He would start having some ideas of her own.

  26. Freja

    February 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    This girl bothers me. I’ve seen her work before on flickr and every single photo on her stream — every single one — is an exact and faithful copy of other photographer’s work. Whenever you see her photos — even these — you have a sense you’ve seen this before. I’d appreciate it if this girl Ann He would start having some ideas of her own.

  27. Freja

    February 21, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    This girl bothers me. I’ve seen her work before on flickr and every single photo on her stream — every single one — is an exact and faithful copy of other photographer’s work. Whenever you see her photos — even these — you have a sense you’ve seen this before. I’d appreciate it if this girl Ann He would start having some ideas of her own.

  28. Marcia Wong

    February 22, 2011 at 3:30 am

    I like the overall feel of the editorial, how the photographer uses the setting(cemetary) to evoke a certain feeling other than mourning.

    http://www.style-abuse.blogspot.com

  29. Isaobeso

    February 22, 2011 at 4:25 am

    I think the idea is quite good… that of an angel and a demon on a cementary (or that´s how I see it)…. but you are right when you say it is disrespectfull to shoot there… and it seems repeated…. they could shoot on a cementary but not on the tombs.. it IS DISRESPECFULL..

  30. SCW

    February 22, 2011 at 6:43 am

    wow these are so stunning! I love the creepy aspect contrasting with the innocent girl in the red dress

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  31. Lilo_nea

    July 14, 2011 at 1:30 am

    I do see the ideas taken from nirrimi and I think it’s a bit too much others in this pictutures…but I can’t say I’m defending nirrimi when she pretty much copied the young eleanor hardwick’s cementary shoot that you clearly can tell she was inspired by!

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