Those who have never set foot inside Melbourne’s House of Maximon could find themselves dizzyinly disorientated by this shoot: it could just as easily be set in the neon-lit bowels of Tokyo, or of some unearthly underworld, as the gritty laneways of Melbourne. And it’s a perfect backdrop, for a shoot that dives headfirst into all things nocturnal and experimental, for a shoot that mixes neon lights, religious iconography and skeleton bones with the edgy styling by Bianca Christoff.
Sara Phanekham stars as the fair-haired, dramatically made up muse (props to makeup artist Kate Blainey and hair stylist Frank Apostolopoulos for the looks). Behind the lens and directing the course of this underground trip is photographer Fiona Storey, who makes the most of every corner of the dark establishment in creating truly riveting imagery.
Appearing in the 29th issue of FASHIONTREND Magazine (fashiontrend.com.au) – which is on shelves now – you can get lost in the imagery of ‘Tokyo Voodoo‘ by clicking on the thumbnails. Press ‘play’ above for a behind-the-scenes look at the workings of the shoot.