Suggestion can be more powerful than statement. Suggestion is a planted seed that we water with our fears or our hopes or our fantasies. Marco Bertani’s story of two girls earns the label of suggestive, though not always subtly… Like the hand up a skirt that’s viewed from above in a broken mirror below. The perspective of that particular shot makes you look twice, makes you closer inspect what it is exactly that you’re looking at. It’s both clever and disorientating, much like Annelie Streter’s makeup in which eyes appear both open and closed at the same time.

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Natalja & Valentina by Marco Bertani for Bambi Magazine #14
Natalja & Valentina by Marco Bertani for Bambi Magazine #14
Natalja & Valentina by Marco Bertani for Bambi Magazine #14
Natalja & Valentina by Marco Bertani for Bambi Magazine #14
Natalja & Valentina by Marco Bertani for Bambi Magazine #14
Natalja & Valentina by Marco Bertani for Bambi Magazine #14
Natalja & Valentina by Marco Bertani for Bambi Magazine #14
Natalja & Valentina by Marco Bertani for Bambi Magazine #14
Natalja & Valentina by Marco Bertani for Bambi Magazine #14

More the visually confusing is the similarity between the two girls (played by twin sisters Natalja Neumeister & Valentina Neumeister) and the introduction of a rope in one shot and a gun in another. Props or plot twists? The seeds of suggestion planted, you decide.

With luxurious styling by Carlotta Borgogna and gorgeous hair styling by Andrea Croci, Bertani’s shoot for issue 14 of Bambi Magazine is worth viewing even away from any story or innuendo. You can view at the gallery, and be sure to check out the full issue of Bambi at bambimagazine.com.

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