Envisioning world’s end

Everyone has a different vision of what the end of the world might bring. Or, the dystopian landscape that might follow if our world hinges on the edges of destruction but we’re still around to see it, still around to fight for our own survival. That’s the more interesting vision, because the alternative is pure nothingness and little creativity can come from that.

On the eve of the predicted world’s end (or at least, the end of the Mayan calendar) we bring you another photographer’s musings on post apocalyptic dystopia. Simon Ackerman’s shoot doesn’t beat around the bush with its title, End of the World, telling us exactly what was playing on his mind when he shot it.

simon ackerman end of world shoot

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
End of the World by Simon Ackerman for Fashionising.com (NSFW)
End of the World by Simon Ackerman for Fashionising.com (NSFW)
End of the World by Simon Ackerman for Fashionising.com (NSFW)
End of the World by Simon Ackerman for Fashionising.com (NSFW)
End of the World by Simon Ackerman for Fashionising.com (NSFW)
End of the World by Simon Ackerman for Fashionising.com (NSFW)
End of the World by Simon Ackerman for Fashionising.com (NSFW)
End of the World by Simon Ackerman for Fashionising.com (NSFW)
End of the World by Simon Ackerman for Fashionising.com (NSFW)
End of the World by Simon Ackerman for Fashionising.com (NSFW)

Set against London’s recognisable Battersea – an ideal location for this kind of vision – it’s styled by Joey Bevan to a mix of toughness and sportiness, functional and futurist aesthetics. If Mad Max were set in London, this is how it might look.

View the full shoot by Simon Ackerman (simonackerman.co.uk) for Fashionising.com, featuring model Ruby Slate Balthazar, by clicking on the thumbnails and perusing the gallery.

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Some people's wardrobes are about a small selection of pieces that all fit within one aesthetic - Tania Braukamper isn't such a person. With a wardrobe that spans three different rooms, her approach to fashion is a mixture of current-season key pieces mixed with vintage finds she's sourced on innumerous shopping trips around the world's more cultured capitals. Despite a disparate approach to shopping, Tania is adamant that the key to mixing vintage with new season is to stick to key looks and colours that work for oneself. And it's a theory that she works into her writing for Fashionising.com, where she serves as the publication's Editor.