When things look perfect on the surface, odds are they’re not. But humankind is all for keeping up appearances, and that was even more the case in the days before we became accustomed to public breakdowns and sharing our woes with everyone and no-one via Facebook status updates. Think of the 1950s and we think of bright smiles and happy nuclear families, housewives in aprons and suburban paradise homes. Henryk Lobaczewski‘s new shoot for Karen Magazine puts on that veneer of vintage perfection and it’s all about keeping up appearances for this leading lady (played by model Louise Van Der Vorst), whose expressions and actions belie her own flawless glamour and beauty.
The shoot’s title is a little cry for help, too: Somebody Please. Even so, with the brilliant styling by Lydia-Jane Saunders this is one glamorous housewife you’d be happy to trade places with.
View the full shoot by Henryk Lobaczewski (henrykphoto.com) by picking up a copy of Karen, or by clicking on the gallery above.