Macabre Fashion Photography

Gorgeously haunting fashion editorials by Cathleen Naundorf and Paulina Otylie Surys, respectively.

Cathleen Naundorf’s commitment to using high quality, large format polaroid film to shoot amazing couture really shows in the excellent analogue effects she achieves in her pictures. Some of her photography is so ghostly that the images remind me of the memento mori photographs that the Victorians used to use to preserve the memory of their lost relatives.

Paulina Otylie Surys has used apocalyptic imagery in this editorial for Drome Magazine, entitled ‘The Four Horsemen of The Apocalypse’ and most of her photographs capture a sort of beautiful decay. I love the way that these photographs manage to be vibrant but muted at the same time. The washed out images retain their beautiful hues with the odd well-placed accent of a bright colour.

3 responses to “Macabre Fashion Photography

  1. Dear Leonie, I’m Giulia Fasanella, editor of DROME magazine.
    I am writing to thank you for the attention paid to the portfolio “The Horsemen of the Apocalypse” by Paulina Otylie Surys, realized exclusively for DROME 20 – the Catastrophe issue.
    I take this opportunity to gently remind you to publish, along with photos, the credits: The Horsemen of the Apocalypse by Paulina Otylie Surys for DROME magazine – the Catastrophe issue
    Thank you in advance,

    Giulia Fasanella

    • No worries Giulia. I used the photos directly off Paulina Otylie Surys’ website, so I wasn’t aware that they were for your magazine. When I get time to update my blog later today, I will include the credits and a link to your site. Thanks! Leonie

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