Moteltography

Gritty fashion images explore a reckless and abrasive attitude
Implications - Photographers are substituting the pretty and polished with more abrasive, gritty images that strike a dark note within the minds of viewers. Portraying a more reckless and almost shameless attitude, creative directors and photographers are showcasing the harsher side of humanity and youth culture. Often, these are the images that viewers can relate to—not the fantastical, romantic images traditionally found on the pages of magazines.
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Hot Top 6 Examples: 164,820 Total Clicks Dec 10 - Jun 11
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Secret Boudoir Photography - Marc McAndrews Investigates Legal Brothels Behind the Scenes
SCORE: 7.2
Viral 42,592 Clicks Pub: May 21, 11
Secret Boudoir Photography
Marc McAndrews Investigates Legal Brothels Behind the Scenes
Marc McAndrews is a New York-based photographer who specializes in documenting stable but small, almost-forgotten subsections of American life. His subjects have included motels, waitresses, bowling teams,… [More]
Steamy Motel Shoots - The Anja Rubik POP Editorial Turns the Heat Way Up
SCORE: 6.6
Viral 23,875 Clicks Pub: Mar 1, 11
Steamy Motel Shoots
The Anja Rubik POP SS 2011 Editorial Turns the Heat Way Up
The Anja Rubik POP SS 2011 editorial is filled with foggy mirrors, barely-there outfits and a whole lot of skin. The beautiful Polish-born model strips down for this steamy motel photoshoot. She poses… [More]
Racy 80s Revival Editorials - Heartbreak Hotel by Max Doyle Channels Big Hair and High Waists
SCORE: 6.5
V. Hot 43,168 Clicks Pub: Feb 4, 11
Racy 80s Revival Editorials
Heartbreak Hotel by Max Doyle Channels Big Hair and High Waists
As much as 1980s fashions are poked fun at, Heartbreak Hotel by Max Doyle has been able to capture some of the foxiest looks you haven't seen for at least a couple decades. Model Lauren Brown flaunts… [More]
Tempting Motel Photography - Michael Howard's Room 17 Series is Darkly Alluring
SCORE: 6
Hot 28,179 Clicks Pub: Feb 6, 11
Tempting Motel Photography
Michael Howard's Room 17 Series is Darkly Alluring
There is something darkly alluring about the Room 17 photo series. Perhaps it's the fact that it centers on a beautiful woman in a rather seedy motel, or the vulnerability of said beautiful woman and the… [More]
Messy Motel Editorials - Haute Hospitality by Andrew Kuykendal for Kurv Magazine
SCORE: 6.5
Hot 23,296 Clicks Pub: Dec 17, 10
Messy Motel Editorials
Haute Hospitality by Andrew Kuykendal for Kurv Magazine
A fierce and frisky Kelley Ash and Pernillaby pose for Andrew Kuykendal for Kurv Magazine number 22. Flaunting flashy frock getups with loose structures and shiny fabrics, the disarming duo make great… [More]
Sexy Motel Shoots - The Candie's Spring Ad Campaign Stars Vanessa Hudgens
SCORE: 4.6
Mild 3,710 Clicks Pub: Jan 27, 11
Sexy Motel Shoots
The Candie's Spring 2011 Ad Campaign Stars Vanessa Hudgens
Taking over for Britney Spears, the Candie's Spring 2011 ad campaign stars triple threat Vanessa Hudgens. Sexy and fun-loving, the shoot is a little more candid and gritty than past campaigns, but it is… [More]