In presenting something of a fragmented story, Marc Rogoff doesn’t just offer up a photoshoot but rather scatters a handful of puzzle pieces at our feet and tells us to make what we will of them. A lingerie-clad beauty in what looks to be a mid-century modern home, listlessly floating from scene to scene: she might be a housewife cleaning up life’s broken moments and messes, or – with clothes burned in the back yard – cleaning up the evidence of a crime. The phone is off the hook, a man’s clothes lie strewn about but the man is no-where to be seen. Finally a car pulls into the driveway, lights glowing in the night like wild eyes about to become a spectator to this strange scene; about to see through the beauty on the surface to the cracks beneath.
But what will become of the literal axe on the wall?
Everything in Rogoff’s shoot comes together perfectly: the styling steeped in retro flair by Felix Elisabetta Forma, the 1960s style hair and makeup by Ann-Marie Lawson & Michelle Web, model Flo Dron’s doll-like expressions and the setup of it all, propped by Emma Winter. Shot for Bambi Magazine’s newly released issue XIII (check out the whole issue at bambimagazine.com), it’s well worth perusing in full. Story of a victim or a cold femme fatale – you decide by visiting the gallery above.