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Fabric, ink & the naked body: what do you see in this Rorschach test?

The way ink swirls through water like trails of cigarette smoke through the air makes for a visually captivating image. Like tea leaves or clouds or the splodges of paint in a Rorschach test, the swirls take on whatever meaning we give to them: an inky octopus, a tree spreading it’s branches like fingers, a ghost floating through time. Maybe a cloud of ink is…
NSFW Photo gallery included.

Seeing double: a mirage in 3D

Michael David Adams‘ Mirage is less the kind you see in a heat-stricken desert delirium, and more the kind that’ll have you reaching for the 3D glasses you stole from the movies. Models Ieva and Aida Aniulyte similarly have you questioning whether you’re seeing double; and you are, in a sense, the sisters leaping from the screen in their identical pristine-featured beauty looks. Along with…
Mirage by Michael David Adams
Mirage by Michael David Adams
Mirage by Michael David Adams
Mirage by Michael David Adams
Mirage by Michael David Adams
Mirage by Michael David Adams
Mirage by Michael David Adams
Mirage by Michael David Adams

Strict lines & stark times

Strict Lines & Stark Times: the title says much, but not quite all, when it comes to Michael David Adams’ latest shoot. Indeed there’s a clean minimal feel to the sparse white backdrop, block colours and slightly architectural cuts, but Don West’s styling also brings in some more intricate black and white prints, some pops of vibrant colour and some fluidity of fabrics. Featuring the…
Strict Lines & Stark Times by Michael David Adams
Strict Lines & Stark Times by Michael David Adams
Strict Lines & Stark Times by Michael David Adams
Strict Lines & Stark Times by Michael David Adams
Strict Lines & Stark Times by Michael David Adams
Strict Lines & Stark Times by Michael David Adams
Strict Lines & Stark Times by Michael David Adams
Strict Lines & Stark Times by Michael David Adams

Fire in the sky, flames in the deep

There’s seemingly no end to the beauty that can be created when fashion dives into the depths, literally. Sometimes creating a breathtaking underwater shoot comes down to brilliant makeup that shines through the weight of the water, sometimes the wow factor is aided by reflections and ripples and waves. The only thing that you might say is mandatory is a wardrobe of flowing gowns and…
Fire in the Sky by Michael David Adams
Fire in the Sky by Michael David Adams
Fire in the Sky by Michael David Adams
Fire in the Sky by Michael David Adams
Fire in the Sky by Michael David Adams

The face as blank canvas

Blank Canvas (‘Lienzo en Blanco’). A new season, a range of new beauty looks to inspire from the pages of Glamour Mexico, as shot by Michael David Adams. Makeup artist Viktorija Bowers uses the face as a canvas for highlighting various features: a shimmering metallic eye of gold and purple hues is matched by natural, unpainted lips, while all that’s needed to compliment the deepest…
Lienzo en Blanco by Michael David Adams
Lienzo en Blanco by Michael David Adams
Lienzo en Blanco by Michael David Adams
Lienzo en Blanco by Michael David Adams
Lienzo en Blanco by Michael David Adams

Bold bags and lucid styling

Keeping in line with the summery, stylish and statement feel that is captured in this sunshine shoot, photographer Michael David Adams inspires the feelings of sheer panache and vivid adaption between bag and style. Each bag fulfills a particular look and feel specific to the wearer, with elements of personal touch and eye stimulating detail. Adams creates correlations between the colours and designs, through both…
Statement Bags by Michael David Adams
Statement Bags by Michael David Adams
Statement Bags by Michael David Adams
Statement Bags by Michael David Adams
Statement Bags by Michael David Adams

The transformative power of a hat

Faye Dunaway makes her brisk entrance into The Thomas Crown Affair in one; Mia Farrow’s Daisy Buchanan peeped out from beneath the sheer brim of one; and a pair of oversized sunglasses accompanied Audrey Hepburn’s in Breakfast At Tiffany’s. A big, dramatic summer hat is one of those rare items that’s both functional and utterly transformative. Put one on and you can’t help but feel…
Sun Down by Michael David Adams
Sun Down by Michael David Adams
Sun Down by Michael David Adams
Sun Down by Michael David Adams
Sun Down by Michael David Adams
Sun Down by Michael David Adams
Sun Down by Michael David Adams
Sun Down by Michael David Adams

Summertime chic worth replicating

Summer dressing allows for an unbridled optimism that only a less-is-more philosophy and palette of light, bright colours can bring. It’s that time when you can let your freshly pedicured toes see the daylight through open-toes shoes; when a ponytail is a stylish necessity because the humidity is only going to mess your hair up, anyway. Where a dress and pair of sandals are the…
Summertime Chic by Michael David Adams
Summertime Chic by Michael David Adams
Summertime Chic by Michael David Adams
Summertime Chic by Michael David Adams
Summertime Chic by Michael David Adams
Summertime Chic by Michael David Adams
Summertime Chic by Michael David Adams
Summertime Chic by Michael David Adams

Temperature rising in more ways than one

The mercury is rising in some parts of the world, and to celebrate the sexy side of summer Michael David Adams brings us this photoshoot titled Fahrenheit. With glossed, bronzed skin and messy wet look hair, model Nadya Shaye pulls off that kind of sexy that comes from being sweaty and sweltering and willing to shed off the layers.
NSFW Photo gallery included.

Acquatic beauty

There’s something particularly striking about beauty shoots photographed in watery surrounds. At least that’s the case when they’re beautifully shot, as per Michael David Adams‘ latest work, to bring out the cool azure hue of the water such that it only serves to somehow draw more attention to the makeup rather than detract from it. I guess there’s also the irony that a swimming pool…
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Le Grand Bleu by Michael David Adams
Le Grand Bleu by Michael David Adams
Le Grand Bleu by Michael David Adams
Le Grand Bleu by Michael David Adams
Le Grand Bleu by Michael David Adams
Le Grand Bleu by Michael David Adams

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