Awakening the robot: future beauty in Dew

Awakening seems a fitting title for Jacky Suharto’s shoot for Dew Magazine’s Sci-Fi issue. It’s a common theme of the genre: robots being awakened with the spark of consciousness, becoming self-aware or taking on human characteristics. Though the question is framed with technology it circles perpetually back to ourselves, leaving us to wonder what being human really means.

Awakening the robot

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Awakening by Jacky Suharto for DEW Magazine
Awakening by Jacky Suharto for DEW Magazine
Awakening by Jacky Suharto for DEW Magazine
Awakening by Jacky Suharto for DEW Magazine
Awakening by Jacky Suharto for DEW Magazine
Awakening by Jacky Suharto for DEW Magazine
Awakening by Jacky Suharto for DEW Magazine
Awakening by Jacky Suharto for DEW Magazine
Awakening by Jacky Suharto for DEW Magazine
Awakening by Jacky Suharto for DEW Magazine
Awakening by Jacky Suharto for DEW Magazine

In Suharto’s shoot, model Salvita Decorte is the robot sprung to life. With Dara Asvia’s futuristic styling of architectural shapes and bold fabrics, and Dewi Darmawan’s sparkling makeup and unconventional hairstyling, she’s not just a future being of questionable origins, but a thing of beauty.

Suharto and team used neon strip lighting and fairy lights to turn the mundane into another universe. You can view the full shoot by clicking on the gallery, and do head to dewmagazine.com for more about DEW’s 8th issue.

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