When we view Remi Rebillard‘s subjects, it’s often from behind glass or through some other barrier. The effect is that we become a voyeur; or the subject becomes an object to be spectated. In this particular shoot the object is model Haley, a mermaid-like beauty. With her long, spiral curls, freckled skin, and classical figure – right down to the ghost of a sea-shell tattoo on her arm – she could be a modern incarnation of that famous John William Waterhouse mermaid who sits combing her tangled curls. One can imagine she’s inside behind glass but longing for the ocean.
As with much of Remi’s work there’s a fetish element to the shoot. You can view it in full at the gallery above.
For Remi’s portfolio visit remirebillard.com.