From Unedited Influencer Portraits to Conceptual Beauty Portraits

By: Jana Pijak - May 30, 2016
Ranging from the hyper raw to the surreal, these themes of these May 2016 editorials will stun both fashion and art enthusiasts. While a heightened population of photographers continue to rejects traditional editing tools like Photoshop in exchange for imagery that promotes real beauty, others are opposing this idea entirely and are turning up the volume on fantasy.

While examples like Matt Adam's unedited portraits replace traditional agency models with social influencers and street style stars, others like Charlotte Rutherford's 'Kiss & Make Up' feature for Jalouse Magazine embrace opulence and portray beauty in an imaginative rather than realistic way.

Whether cinematic, eccentric or honestly raw, these May 2016 editorials fuse individualistic art direction with styling that ranges from subtle and youthful to ultra luxe and avant-garde.