Love conquers all (Amor Vincit Omnia)

Religious themes get editorialised with near to the same regularity as Sunday mass services; some would say with irreverence and some would argue to great artistic value. Michael Greves shot this photo series amidst the wooden pews and stone walls of a church, and while the beautiful ivory lace gowns – styled and designed by Begitta – whisper of piousness, there’s a little more to this vision of love.

Love Conquers All

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And Love – as a physical incarnation, a personification – is what we assume model Georgia to be, since the shoot’s title is Amor Vincit Omnia (meaning Love Conquers All). Like Cupid in the Caravaggio work of the same name, she lures and tempts, breaks free of the fetters of religious tradition, is at once innocent and sensual, and rises above human endeavors. With fruit platters and hymnals and rosary beads, Chancie Jessop’s set direction mimics classical paintings but, in all, you’re left to draw your own conclusions about whether Love truly conquers all.

You can see all of Michael Greves’ (www.michaelgreves.com) shoot by clicking on the gallery.

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