The cracks that start to splinter at the edges of a relationship are more felt than they are seen. But for photographer Alexi Papalexopoulos there’s always a way to represent something visually – you just need the right techniques.

In this ’50s film noir inspired shoot models Keelin Woodell and Aram Bedrossian (who we know best for his own photography work) are a young, affluent couple for whom those cracks are deepening. The story is told by the female protagonist’s facial expressions – Papalexopoulos deliberately putting the male character out of focus in the car shots to draw attention to the quiet anguish in Woodell’s distant eyes.

But even as the male “torments” his wife, Papalexopoulos isn’t oblivious to the more conflicting complexities of a broken relationship. “Once the female has locked herself in another room,” he explains, “isolated from her husband, we have a shot of the husband listening to her through the door. I did this to show that although he torments her, he still cares about her.”

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Keelin & Aram by Alexi Papalexopoulos
Keelin & Aram by Alexi Papalexopoulos
Keelin & Aram by Alexi Papalexopoulos
Keelin & Aram by Alexi Papalexopoulos
Keelin & Aram by Alexi Papalexopoulos
Keelin & Aram by Alexi Papalexopoulos
Keelin & Aram by Alexi Papalexopoulos
Keelin & Aram by Alexi Papalexopoulos

With so much story in a few short frames, Alexi Papalexopoulos’ shoot is worth viewing in full at the gallery above.

For more about Alexi’s work, visit his website at apdirector.com.

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