That Malina Corpadean counts academia and an inner fascination with art history amoung the influences on her aesthetic style should come as no surprise. Her latest shoot for issue 12 of Bambi Magazine is executed with a studied, near mathematical precision, suggesting that someone with a mind for fine art is behind the lens engineering every shot. Someone to whom composition is as important as colour, to whom every line and shadow holds a purpose in directing attention, creating symmetry or drawing the eye to a desired point.
Hairstylist Greg Wencel and stylist Annie Horth round out a perfect team, setting to work on transforming the flawless body and delicate, symmetrical features that make model Bekah Jenkins such a perfect blank canvas. Wencel’s makeup is barely there, the slick chignon set with not a hair out of place. If Jenkins’ character were a real life woman she’d be the kind who’s meticulous, elegant, strong and self-disciplined.
Together Horth’s styling and Corpadean’s photography accentuate the best of Bekah’s body, but not all at once: a waist here, the décolletage or a a toned upper thigh there. Thanks to the cleanness with which every outfit, every shot, is put together, there are no real extremes. Versace’s cross-studded black leather skirt is dark without being Gothic. Thigh high boots are sexy without being fetishist. Slouchy Celine pants and loafers are androgynous without being mannish.
A photo series that’s as flawlessly simple as it is simply flawless, you can view all of Malina Corpadean’s shoot for Bambi at the gallery. For the full issue 12 visit bambimagazine.com.