Dafne Cejas by Anthony Maule for Dazed & Confused November 2010
I terribly like high concept, somewhat unsettling editorials. They always impress me with their audacity and their dedication to a particular aesthetic. What I particularly love about this editorial is that nowhere in it does it strive to be pretty. And Dafne is unafraid of seeming off-putting or ugly even. This is a high concept piece that could have come straight out of an Alexander McQueen show. I love all the shots in black; each one is intense. Shot 4 is impressive for texture alone and that’s not to mention the way Dafne contorts herself. There is a somewhat futuristic feel with the pixelation, but there is a decidedly otherworldly tone overall. And even though she’s in all white for the last shot (featured above), I love how haunting it is. The white alludes more to death than innocence. This darker tone fits right in with the autumn season.