Model magic in a crumbling world

There’s something surreal about elegant evening styling juxtaposed against the backdrop of an abandoned building… Like one of Koray Parlak’s (korayparlak.com) shots of model Rose Botman draped across a velvet lounge wearing a feather-trimmed frock, wine-glass casually in hand while the mist shrouds the crumbling walls behind her and the light filters through from where a roof used to be. In another brilliant and surreal shot, Botman’s sparkling high-heeled feet can be seen protruding from the gaping mouth of a brick chimney, watched by the sad spray-painted face of a melancholy clown.

Koray Parlak Rose Botman

Click the thumbnails for full pictures:
Rose Botman by Koray Parlak: Elele, December '12
Rose Botman by Koray Parlak: Elele, December '12
Rose Botman by Koray Parlak: Elele, December '12
Rose Botman by Koray Parlak: Elele, December '12
Rose Botman by Koray Parlak: Elele, December '12
Rose Botman by Koray Parlak: Elele, December '12
Rose Botman by Koray Parlak: Elele, December '12
Rose Botman by Koray Parlak: Elele, December '12
Rose Botman by Koray Parlak: Elele, December '12
Rose Botman by Koray Parlak: Elele, December '12
Rose Botman by Koray Parlak: Elele, December '12
Rose Botman by Koray Parlak: Elele, December '12
Rose Botman by Koray Parlak: Elele, December '12
Rose Botman by Koray Parlak: Elele, December '12

And with her fringed wig and coloured winged eyeliner there’s something circus-like or maybe doll-like about Botman, too. She’s like a glimmer of magic in this crumbling chimney-stack world.

Featured in the December 2012 issue of Elele Magazine, the shoot was beautifully styled by Cristina Cosentino, with hair by Nuri Sekerci and makeup by Ali Riza Ozdemir. You can view it in full by clicking on the gallery.

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