Richard Avedon, The New Yorker, 1995
Via Haute Macabre, an unbelievable fashion editorial created by Richard Avedon for the New Yorker. I have no words.
See the complete editorial at Haute Macabre.
Awesome. Thanks for sharing!
The link to the editorial does not work for me.
Yeah, that’s because Haute Macabre moved their site over the weekend and apparently vacated their archives after I wrote the post – it’s uberannoying when blogs do that, because the links break. It’s fixed now with a link to the post at the new site.
I study all things bones, so this was quite up my alley. Thanks for sharing!
Wow, that’s a great find!
It’s fun to try to find meaning in those photos; the first one seems to convey a rather standard vanitas sentiment, but the second one could be a perfect metaphor for pornography.. a depersonalized, passive male whose furnace is being fed by a scantily clad woman that cannot listen. Chilling.
I think the second one is a prescient commentary on the Battlestar Galactica finale!
I especially like the one with the skeleton posing by the fireplace.
I’m partial to the images with the upside-down doll baby. The second photo posted here is fabulous, too.
As a guy, I am offended that these two photos are placed here purely to entice our primal, unthinking urges… as if we’re nothing more than stupid moths attracted to a candle. However, that doesn’t mean that I can’t be offended and pleased at the same time. Thanks Jessica!
The picture is beautiful and I saw it in isolation of the others over on Sheril’s blog. I think I first interpreted it differently than others. I’ve been thinking a bit lately about fashion models and the pressure they’re put under to be thin. I think, from that perspective, it’s an interesting piece of social commentary.
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