by Guest Contributor Claire, originally published at The Fashion Bomb
I was cruising on one of my favorite fashion editorial sites, Fashion Gone Rogue, when I happened upon this February/March 2011 cover of Russh Magazine featuring Delfine Bafort:
The Belgian model is surrounded by a group of adoring black men, who all seem to be looking at her lustfully. Her white dress, blonde tresses, and aloof stare contrasts markedly with their dark naked skin and enraptured looks.
The shoot seemed very reminiscent of other editorials I’ve seen in the past few years: Continue reading
by Latoya Peterson
What does this picture call to mind for you? What is the first thing you think of?
This shot one of a series of photos featuring Gisele Bündchen, shot by Norwegian fashion photographer Sølve Sundsbø. The pictures make use of Gisele’s body contrasted with those of buff, dark skinned male models. I am often wary of the color contrast idea in fashion photography – darker skinned minorities always seem to end up as background color – the results are usually striking.
However, there also seems to be another dynamic at play here. Continue reading