Fulvio Maiani takes us to a shipwreck, but doesn’t let us dwell on it. There are no metaphors about life, about sinking ships and unfathomable depths. Instead his shoot uses this location as something that’s both as beautiful as our protagonist (model Amina Kaddur) and yet at odds with her. Her beauty is glamorous, primped and primed and cultivated; nature’s beauty is as untouched as the skeleton of the capsized ship left to decay in the briny waters.
The contrast is also in Kaddur’s glamour even in unglamorous situations, like climbing through cut fences or lying in the sand, and in the fact that there’s no-one around to see her. Styled by Michael Dye in lingerie, leather and lace, she’s what the modern day Siren might look like. Perhaps she caused the shipwreck in the first place.
With beautiful art direction by Alessandro Castellucci and hair and makeup by Bonnie Caria, you can view the full shoot above. It’s one of the many gems in the 12th issue of Bambi Magazine.