Sunday, 22 August 2010

Photograph of the Day > Water & Oil by Steven Meisel

Meisel's work never ceases to amaze me as he continuously creates mind blowing fashion photographs with amazing concepts. This image of Kristen McMenamy was shot in a BP oil spill for the August 2010 Vogue Italia issue and apparently caused some controversy. It's great how he's used this opportunity to not only create a brilliant editorial spread but to raise awareness about the damages of oil spills has on the environment. In this shot, I love the concept of how Kristen is choking on the water and she's holding her throat. This is what the wildlife would feel drowing in oil, so this is certainly a powerful image whilst looking very fashionable. I also love how Meisel manages to get those rare gritty shots.

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