Natalia Vodianova is Sleepless for W Magazine December 2012 by Mert & Marcus

NataliaMM5 Natalia Vodianova is Sleepless for W Magazine December 2012 by Mert & Marcus

Sleep No MoreMert & Marcus capture longtime muse Natalia Vodianova for this hauntingly dreamlike story featured in W Magazine’s December issue. The Russian model poses in a flooded apartment wearing neon-hued looks from the winter collections of Givenchy, Marc Jacobs and Miu Miu amongst others styled by fashion director Edward Enninful. / Hair by Julien d’Ys for Julien d’Ys, Makeup by Charlotte Tilbury

NataliaMM1 Natalia Vodianova is Sleepless for W Magazine December 2012 by Mert & Marcus
NataliaMM2 Natalia Vodianova is Sleepless for W Magazine December 2012 by Mert & Marcus
NataliaMM3 Natalia Vodianova is Sleepless for W Magazine December 2012 by Mert & Marcus
NataliaMM4 Natalia Vodianova is Sleepless for W Magazine December 2012 by Mert & Marcus
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  • Tom Barrett

    wow and how?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1317176476 Vara Pappas

      I second this comment ;D

  • http://twitter.com/elenavasilieva Elena Vasilieva

    wow, that’s really good.

    http://www.vasilievablog.com/

  • florence

    Call me cynical but in this day and age, One cannot help but wonder whether it is all computer tricks or was she really in a stunning wet set? only the people involved know the answer to that I guess. Personally, I have my doubts.

  • Dyllis Filler

    It looks real to me…gorgeous regardless

  • georgeUK

    Gregory Crewdson

    • Karina

      totally

      • shelly

        yeah, like most of their photos – either crewdson or jeff bark

  • http://twitter.com/AlexaLEuropa Alexa L’Europa

    If there was no flood, the pictures wouldn’t be great. But, I guess that’s the point. #5 is my fav of them

  • danzo

    no, the water isn’t real. but looks pretty good! the “tell” is there are no dynamic ripples in the water around the models’ limbs in the water. an arm or leg in water makes for complex small interacting wave patterns. Another tell, the water looks a bit static jello-like in certain shots, rising up on a thigh. Here’s a untweaked shot of a foot in real water with dynamic wavelets, very hard to get this right in Photoshop!
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/kristinarphotos/7640513702/

    • Jacob

      100% the water was real!!! i was there

      • danzo

        I want to believe, but look at picture #2, the models face is shown as reflecting in the water, but her head is clearly placed back too far on the table for that perspective. the water was composited in, and reflection was added post-shoot.

  • georgedipping

    M&M = LoR (lot of retouch)