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Benedikt Renc's ‘Hard Love' Exposes the Seduction in Suppre

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published:   Updated: Jun 14 2011 • References: benediktrenc & behance.net
'Hard Love' by Benedikt Renc is an editorial that looks much naughtier than it actually is. This restrained black-and-white photo shoot puts leather headgear and torso bridles on models that appear benign otherwise. It's a curious juxtaposition of naughty and nice.

Benedikt Renc's 'Hard Love' editorial appears within DolceVita Magazine. Check out some other editorials and photo shoots that celebrate the seduction of suppression below.

Implications - As society and the public become more sexualized and open to talking about sex, traditions that were once confined to the bedroom are now making their way onto the runways and magazine editorials. Bondage-inspired fashions, leather, whips and even underwear as outerwear are all common street fashions that have emerged in response to the sexualization of society.

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