ew. not a fan of the makeup or the bags under her eyes. All I could think was please get her in rehab. I liked the grittiness of the shots I just think they took it a little far with what they did to the model.
ugh..I have always had the very same lines under my eyes as she does although I neither drink nor smoke….:(
I like the bags under the eyes. It makes a statement–this model is a real person with flaws like the rest of us.
I kinda agree with Kathryn. The boredom and isolation makes me feel, too, like she’s on her way to rehab.
And I think the photography points to that standalone. It doesn’t really offer up the chance for a different viewpoint.
Kathryn, the ostensible statement of the work is artistic. There are many subjective views on how the external world “ought” appear. While I can respect a nonconventional or dissenting one, and have had many of my own, the very notion that we are even discussing the qualities of a model is the most eminent compliment one could pay. The unknown models and various other artworks are the ones without dialogue. Like Andy Worhol says, “Ive always collected art quotes by famous artists. They’re a great source of inspiration and amusement.. Don’t pay any attention to what they write about you. Just measure it in inches.”
She looks really tired…. But somehow I love it
i do not like this story. it really lacks any sensibility of fashion. its clear that the photographer is trying to shoot a fashion story, but he in no way succeeds. what he creates is something tacky and cliché. i have seen MUCH BETTER stories shot in Cuba. to me this is just a bad rip off of an attempt at a photojournalistic fashion shoot. also, in terms of his use of photoshop, his black and white looks like a weak attempt at film and the color looks dated.
I like the second to last photo, but mostly this cliche and overdone. I like grit, I like dark, I like mood…but I don’t like this.
It is like the fashion ed equivalent of the stereotypical angsty slit-your-wrists “emo” poem, rather than the dark and tortured art it wants to be.
I don’t like this for the main reason it looks like a HDR effect and I hate that look!!! But this really should have been edited down and a lot of the photos cut mostly the hdr looking ones!!! Horrible dynamic range.
i think this is fantastic!
I prefer this than loads of photoshop. What happened to real faces?
I think the important thing here is the artwork of the photographer, whether the model has bags under the eyes or not, I think is part of the story.
it’s really makes you feel the darkness of the situation, the decadency and the dirt of the moment.
and is very cinematographic!
Gritty Great !! Girl Great !! Set Great !! Production Value great !! Over sharpening and post processing is what detracts.
From an artist’s standpoint I found it very moving, I still feel a little sad.
Amazing… I love this.
raw, edgy and intense!