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 Responses to “Remy Ryan by Ann He for Wallflower #1”

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

      • The Observer Reply

        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.

      • 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 Reply

          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

            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.

          • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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.

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

    • Lauren Helen Reply

      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 Reply

      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 Reply

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

  2. Esikazemese Reply

    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 Reply

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

    • Lauren Helen Reply

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

    • Lauren Helen Reply

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

    • Chad Wadsworth Reply

      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. 

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

  4. Dyllis_Filler Reply

    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

  5. 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.

  6. 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

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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..

  11. Lilo_nea Reply

    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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