A mixture of sacred and irreverent, playing on the classic deception of good vs. evil (white vs. black) Chiara Caputo (conceptualist and stylist) and Maria Cristina Franco (photographer) come together to create a biblical shoot with subliminal implications of the provocation of a woman, and her many discernments.
This highly textured photography shoot reveals two things predominantly: the first is the perception – or deception – that the colours of black and white can create. Many have preconditioned ideas that these two colours can be bland, that they lack the life that a multicoloured spectrum can bring to fashionable wear. There is a clear steer away from this notion as these highly detailed or exquisitely styled pieces immortalise the personality they wish to represent in each portrait. From the innocent maiden covered in white, to the seductive vamp clad head to toe in gothic black attire.
The second is the specific placement of human beings within structure and surrounding. Model, Maria, forms a part of her setting but is clearly separate from it through her own feminine definition. The expression of impurity and the seduction behind the eyes clearly removes Maria from the pious setting she it in.
There is an undeniable beauty behind the form and placement of this shoot, the portraits allow the mind to wonder beyond the physical world of fashion alone and into the mental understanding of it’s effect on societal conditions.
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