Doing justice to a beach romp

You might venture to say that Elvis Di Fazio is the Australian-born answer to Terry Richardson; his tongue-in-cheek raw documentary style becoming a trademark that’s backed by a fine art background. His biography uses the phrase “kitsch erotica”, and you quickly get the sense that Di Fazio does everything with as much humour as boldness. This piece of Di Fazio’s work has more of the erotica and less of the kitsch, though the styling does play to the latter; raw sexual energy on the beach is rounded out by a closing shot of Avril Alexander, wet-haired and wrapped in a beach towel, peering at the camera over her lover’s shoulder. It may be a shoot about beach sex, but Di Fazio and his two Australian models do it a kind of justice.

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vril Alexander & Greg Kheel by Elvis di Fazio (NSFW)
vril Alexander & Greg Kheel by Elvis di Fazio (NSFW)
vril Alexander & Greg Kheel by Elvis di Fazio (NSFW)
vril Alexander & Greg Kheel by Elvis di Fazio (NSFW)
vril Alexander & Greg Kheel by Elvis di Fazio (NSFW)
vril Alexander & Greg Kheel by Elvis di Fazio (NSFW)
vril Alexander & Greg Kheel by Elvis di Fazio (NSFW)
vril Alexander & Greg Kheel by Elvis di Fazio (NSFW)
vril Alexander & Greg Kheel by Elvis di Fazio (NSFW)
vril Alexander & Greg Kheel by Elvis di Fazio (NSFW)
vril Alexander & Greg Kheel by Elvis di Fazio (NSFW)

It’s an ongoing subject of debate as to what constitutes high fashion photography, but the blurry line is an interesting one. You can enjoy – or critique – Di Fazio’s signature style of kitsch erotica as you see fit by viewing the whole shoot above.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.