Photography must be to a certain extent challenging, it must raise questions, spark the imagination, help you cross worlds without you having to actually engage in taking one single step. It must excite you, build up a mood, or drag you in a fantasy in order to achieve its ultimate purpose. Inspired by mythical characters, Jason Lau’s black and white photo shoot is a rare mix of all of the above qualities.
A portrait of strength and majesty, Alexandra Davy embodies the divine figures of mythology as being interpreted in a contemporary setting. Making up for the lack of colors, rich textures and gorgeous vintage accessories work together in creating the otherworldly styling effect envisioned by Rebekah Pretty. A touch of lace, alongside beautiful floral head crowns call for a long lost idea of romance.
Flawless make-up and delicate curls complement the modern take on mythical characters, preserving their greatness in a way that doesn’t feel forced or too literal.
To view the complete shoot, click on the above gallery and visit Jason Lau’s website for more of his beautiful photography.