Friday, 27 February 2009

Morbid much!

Look away now if you're slightly squeamish...

But after seeing a post on because I'm addicted, I went to Melanie Pullen's photography site to have a look at her High Fashion Crimes photos, based on real crime scenes...

They're AMAZING! Check it out - here are a few of my favourites...




(loving the lace)
(want those shoes...)

this one reminds me of Millais' Ophelia...
talk about wanting a yellow dress...

Apparently the project was sparked off when she read Evidence by Luc Sante, a book of NY crime scene photos... And she did loads of research in the LAPD files of pre-50s photos. These photos sometimes involved 60 + people to set them up, and I think it's really worth it. They certainly do present us with a few things to think about re. the glamourisation of violence and our own taboos and views of what is shocking...

What do you think?

3 comments:

modern antoinette said...

Wow those are some amazing photos...though provocating and all.

Great post
xoxo
Stephanie
www.modernantoinette.blogspot.com

Emz said...

those are great photos! and America's Next Top Model actually did something like this too I think, i mean, obviously not comparable cuz the models in those were "training" but it was still gruesome cuz it was so close up!

Ida said...

The last shot is magical.