Moody hues

by jennine on September 26, 2007

Mert & Marcus do it again. They are my favorite fashion photographers. Yesterday browsing through Foto Decadent, I came to the realization that the brilliance of these photographers is really something that over time, really just develops. It’s much harder than pointing and shooting to communicate an emotion, and in fashion photography, it’s easy to get jaded from flipping through magazine after magazine, looking at one skinny girl in a wacky pose after another. Mert & Marcus just take fashion photography to another level by having the skinny beautiful girl in the wacky pose, in layers of beautiful clothing. They communicate somehow emotion. This spread taken from Pop magazine titled ‘Peek-a-boo’ really does it. It’s a great juxtaposition of beauty and horror… creepy and certainly moving. I love how they’ve hijacked vivacious hot pink. All I can say is more… I want to be moved by fashion even more.

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October 13, 2008 at 6:15 am

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1 wendygital September 26, 2007 at 3:15 pm

I love your description of the pics:
“a great juxtaposition of beauty and horror… creepy and certainly moving”.
I totally agree! :-)


2 dianabobar September 27, 2007 at 10:54 am



3 my love for you. September 27, 2007 at 4:30 pm

these are so lovely.


4 jennine September 27, 2007 at 5:05 pm

last night i was talking to mothra, and he told me that he posted his comment in the wrong post… his antennae must have been confused…

Mothra said…

Mothra says look at Joel Peter Whitkin.


it’s really compelling stuff…


5 riz September 28, 2007 at 9:23 am

God these are gorgeous!!!


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