'His Name Vel' by Julia Pilipeichenko is Dirt-Covered & Disturbing

By: Marissa Brassfield - Published:   Updated: Jun 16 2011 • References: pilipeichenko &
This might be just me, but 'His Name Vel' by Julia Pilipeichenko reminds me a lot of 'What's Eating Gilbert Grape.' First impressions notwithstanding, this shoot is certainly one to click through. With dirt and disgruntled expressions aplenty, 'His Name Vel' by Julia Pilipeichenko is at once bizarre and beautiful--my favorite combination.

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