It takes an American model to rock stars and stripes with such palpable conviction. When it comes to fringed suede hotpants, oversized Western belt buckles and vintage 80s-cut leather jackets there’s an underlying principle that the sexiness of the look is really determined by the sexiness of the person wearing it. Luckily Abby Brothers has everything required: beauty, a sexual confidence that can be turned on with all the force of an industrial hose, and an American citizenship.
For such a dangerous, dusty, and raw vision of Americana, the right type of photography is required: high-gloss perfection just won’t cut it here. Michael Donovan gets the balance just right, as does the whole team including perfect styling by Priscilla Polley.
Featuring in the 5th issue of Smug magazine, you can view the full shoot of Abby Brothers and her gun at the gallery above.
For more of Michael Donovan’s body of work head to michaeldonovanphotography.com.