Carl Heindl's 'Val' photo shoot depicts a night of debauchery, complete with partial head shaving, drinking on rooftops and climbing chain-link fences.

In clicking through this 'Val' photo set by Carl Heindl, I'm reminded of Britney Spears' 2007 meltdown in which she gave her bottle blonde locks the Bic treatment. See more images from the shoot above, and keep clicking for more photography by Heindl.

Implications - Controversy, emotion and cultural relevance are three elements that make artful photography cutting-edge. Controversy is a consumer-driving force because it gives buyers something to talk about, emotion because it gives them something to relate to, and cultrual relevance because people are nostalgic for moments in pop culture that enthralled their every minute of thought and conversation while they were occuring.