Strange rooms

The unabashed nudity and fetishist themes would seem to draw clear reference to the likes of Helmut Newton and Guy Bourdin; though it’s the latter that more springs to mind when viewing Peter Coulson‘s hotel-based shoot. Like the mysterious, often surrealistic narratives that went into Bourdin’s works, Coulson delivers something that sits a little uneasy with the viewer. The room is sparse, the poses are unnatural, and inanimate objects somehow play a role. Half of the shots are brightly lit; in the other half, the room is shadowy and dark. Perhaps, in this world, it’s only dark when you’re alone.

tara natascha verkaik by peter coulson

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Tara and Natascha by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Tara and Natascha by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Tara and Natascha by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Tara and Natascha by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Tara and Natascha by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Tara and Natascha by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Tara and Natascha by Peter Coulson (NSFW)
Tara and Natascha by Peter Coulson (NSFW)

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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.