Creating an impact through frozen images can be a challenging and demanding task. It is not often that a still-life has the ability to draw one in and incite such a strong emotional attachment to a shoot. There is a quietness to this photography shoot; a settling of sensation and an almost ethereal peace.

Photographer Paul Morel focuses on reflecting the internal emotion of the character, without the encumbering layers of fashion or clothing. The nudity in the shoot creates an intimate connection with the viewer, using the curves and arches of the body to create expression and meaning. Valariia Karaman, model, is the perfect canvas for this stirring intention, her cream white skin and the delicate detail of her features create a complete look of something that is both completely aloof but all encompassingly desirous.

Valerii Karaman

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Valeriia Karaman by Paul Morel for OOB Magazine (NSFW)
Valeriia Karaman by Paul Morel for OOB Magazine (NSFW)
Valeriia Karaman by Paul Morel for OOB Magazine (NSFW)
Valeriia Karaman by Paul Morel for OOB Magazine (NSFW)
Valeriia Karaman by Paul Morel for OOB Magazine (NSFW)

Make-up, done by Virginie Rascle, is heavy and darkly romantic – creating shadowy emphasis around the eyes and eyebrows. The effect, when combined with the wrapping and twinning of the veil material, is mesmerising, allowing Karaman to exude a melancholy softness of silent reverie.

To further dive into the photographic world of Paul Morel (www.paulmorelstudios.com) click on the gallery below.

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Born into the humble town of Franschhoek, South Africa it was little wonder that Chevaun Roux would find her flavour in life through good food, good wine and stylish apparel. After completing a Bacherlors Degree in Politics, Philosophy and Economics the world of freelance writing became the first choice in occupation, with no regrets and having never looked back. With a zest for anything with colour, vibrance and essence she found herself diving further into the world of fashion and design; from thifting vintage wedding dresses to pouring through new and modern jewelry pieces. This self anointed bohemian indentity believes in all the partisan revolutionary ideals of love, beauty and freedom, and when she isn’t writing or editing you can find her at the kitchens helm creating her latest milkshake masterpiece.