Petals I may have once pursued…

A reflection upon fashion and the fleeting nature of beauty, this shoot by photographer Cameron Etchells channels the words of Robert Frost in his poem comparing the leaves and the flowers – revealing and creating contrast in this shoot by bouncing between something that is slightly softer (the petals) and that which is a little wilder (the leaves and the bark):

“…Petals I may have once pursued.
Leaves are all my darker mood.”


Leaves are all my darker side

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Leaves are all my Darker Mood by Cameron Etchells
Leaves are all my Darker Mood by Cameron Etchells
Leaves are all my Darker Mood by Cameron Etchells
Leaves are all my Darker Mood by Cameron Etchells
Leaves are all my Darker Mood by Cameron Etchells
Leaves are all my Darker Mood by Cameron Etchells

Stylist Hannah McGrath understands the notion of intuitive and creative fashion in this Elfin-like shoot while the model, Sally Paton, works to reveal soft, feminine beauty and a darker, wiser side. Like Frost’s poem, we’re made aware that not only that which is soft and light is of the most value.

Paton’s features are both accentuated and softened in alternating portraits once more; either featuring wild brown hair and bold red lips, or leaning towards the softness of subtle pale lips and deep, dark eyes (makeup done by Jacqui Bradfield).

For a further look into this spectacular shoot by Cameron Etchells (www.cameronetchells.com) click on the gallery.

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