There are contradicting impressions of masculine and feminine within this shoot, the gender-bending confusion that can come from androgynous attire plays a significant role within this fashionable representation. With a Coco Chanel air to her, the model Amarilla Nagy casts a simple beauty that one would classify as “the most beautiful”, and yet it feels as effortless as could possibly be.
Photographer and art director, Krisztian Tejfel, captures the simplicity behind beauty. He uses makeup (done by Medea Arany) that would typically signify the most classic of female covers: blood red lips and deeply alluring eyes with dark lashes. This combination is often associated with the most feminine of characters (Marylin Monroe jumps to mind), and yet he contrasts this by bringing in the masculine element of androgyny with broad shouldered jackets and high-neck buttoned up collars.
Tejfel does spectacularly to create a deeply dramatic and powerful fashion shoot, the use of colour alone creates spotlight and makes each individual element stand out within the composition as a whole. Secondly, the use of line and form creates a remarkable outline for the eye to trace throughout each portrait; notice how Nagy’s lips get lost within the side-profile portrait (due to the blend with the background) and yet they are all you can look at in the close up.
Tejfel ensures that you notice each element of each portrait and that their individual symbolisms do not get lost within the shoot as a whole.
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