If Jane Eyre wore neon

The Gothic, castellated mansion that Jane Eyre so grieves to leave in Charlotte Bronte’s classic novel – a departure which is necessary “like looking on the necessity of death” – represents the very life she has lived, temporarily, and must leave behind. Thornfield Hall is the name of that place, and Marco D’Amico’s shoot Thornfield in Flame leaves no question of it’s inspirations. These classic portraits take Victorian poses and silhouettes and splice them into the modern day, using neon accents to bridge the stylistic gap.

Victorian portrait gone neon

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Thornfield in Flame by Marco D'Amico for Vogue IT
Thornfield in Flame by Marco D'Amico for Vogue IT
Thornfield in Flame by Marco D'Amico for Vogue IT
Thornfield in Flame by Marco D'Amico for Vogue IT
Thornfield in Flame by Marco D'Amico for Vogue IT
Thornfield in Flame by Marco D'Amico for Vogue IT
Thornfield in Flame by Marco D'Amico for Vogue IT
Thornfield in Flame by Marco D'Amico for Vogue IT
Thornfield in Flame by Marco D'Amico for Vogue IT
Thornfield in Flame by Marco D'Amico for Vogue IT
Thornfield in Flame by Marco D'Amico for Vogue IT
Thornfield in Flame by Marco D'Amico for Vogue IT
Thornfield in Flame by Marco D'Amico for Vogue IT
Thornfield in Flame by Marco D'Amico for Vogue IT
Thornfield in Flame by Marco D'Amico for Vogue IT
Thornfield in Flame by Marco D'Amico for Vogue IT
Thornfield in Flame by Marco D'Amico for Vogue IT
Thornfield in Flame by Marco D'Amico for Vogue IT

D’Amico’s Thornfield echoes the emptiness of Rochester’s, but bares none of the darkness. Instead, it’s bright and white, a modern version of what that ancient Hall might have been. Stylist Marco Grisolia and fashion editor Romina Toscano managed, in dressing model Margarita Babina as a cross-era Governess, to create a shoot that’s wholly coherent, despite it’s unconventional theme.

Bringing the Victorian era Gothic into the current day is no easy feat, and yet Marco D’Amico’s (marcodamico.net) shoot – from the modesty of the floor-length dresses to the bold clashes of neon makeup by Antonio Ciaramella – got it nailed. You can view it in full by clicking on the gallery.

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