Monday, November 17, 2008
It's Geisha Time.
At first I could not decide if these new images by Yelena Yemchuk, via Calikartel, were offensive or not, and then I couldn't decide if I liked the flat lighting or not. In end end, I vote A-. I love the composition, and while I am not 100% on board with using geisha culture and actual geishas as background props, I do think the "non" lighting works in this sense to lend an overall feeling and mood, and I like where the story is trying to go. The overall editorial is not as creepy as Yelena generally gets, but it does have a slight eerie, timeless quality to it and the styling is AMAZING. Head on over to Calikartel to check out the entire story. Carmas Kaas reminds me here of models from Avedon's days of fashion shooting.