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.