When a model is making her debut to the fashion world, it’s not only her physical beauty that needs to be on display. It’s her spark, her x factor, her ability to look at ease in front of the camera. In LOVE HATE, photographer James Broadhurst draws forth the smouldering glances and emotive expressions of five fresh faces: Luana, Sinead & Cassie (represented by The Agency), Michelle (Viviens) and Juliette (IMG models).
The soft beauty of Vanessa Collins’ makeup and the effortlessness of Monique Veyret’s hairstyling allow the natural beauty of these promising new faces to shine through; and yet, with Chloe Christos’ tough styling directive of leather jackets, studded denim vests, unbuttoned men’s shirts and no-fuss white tanks, there’s no moments of dulness in the beautifully shot black and white portraits.
This may be a story about contrasts, but there’s no doubt that the reaction to these girls will be firmly on the love side.
View the full series of photos by James Broadhurst (jamesbroadhurst.4ormat.com) by clicking on the gallery.