Aspen by Igor Oussenko: the dark side of beauty

There is a story hiding behind every image, just like there is a concept hiding behind every story and yet most of the times, when trying to translate the immediate significance of an image we rely on feelings, on their echo imprinted on us and on a first impression. Black and white imagery comes across clean, minimal, somewhat mysterious but it takes true vision to make it really stand out. Igor Oussenko’s beautiful photography speaks no differently. It carries a unique voice and powerful attitude. Lots of it in fact.

aspen by igor oussenko

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Aspen by Igor Oussenko for REVS Digital
Aspen by Igor Oussenko for REVS Digital
Aspen by Igor Oussenko for REVS Digital
Aspen by Igor Oussenko for REVS Digital
Aspen by Igor Oussenko for REVS Digital
Aspen by Igor Oussenko for REVS Digital
Aspen by Igor Oussenko for REVS Digital

As opposed to the pretty lively pictures that rely on a play of colors, monochrome photography needs essence in order to communicate, and its own soul. IMG model Aspen mirrors the bold spirit in the dramatic sequence of photos in which she identifies with darkness and seductiveness just as easily, just as clearly. Either dressed in a Damir Doma jacket and trousers ensemble, or in a sophisticated Jeremy Laing dress, there is no telling when androgyny ends and femininity begins.

With graphic make-up by Kate Kudrina and a singular take on the messy curls envisioned by Yaroslav Olkov, Aspen holds all the answers as to why black and white photography will forever remain beyond compare. To witness the entire monochrome shoot by Igor Oussenko, click on the thumbnails above.

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Shaped by all things beautiful and feminine, Nicoleta Parascan’s first steps towards entering the captivating world of fashion were taken somewhere around the young age of six, when she received her very own first fashion magazine. Discovering an entirely new universe, filled with pretty ladies and beautiful clothes, there was not much able to ever beat or compete with the fantasy land that was suddenly opening up. Surrounded by books, constantly thinking about the next best outfit, in search of a signature style and defined by a nostalgic calling towards the past, Nicoleta believes in taking chances, in destiny and in building her own path in life. When she’s not writing, you can easily find her playing with her cat, reading an old book, watching movies, exploring the city or blogging her own daily adventures.