Justin Bartels Created IMPRESSION After Dating Women in College

By: Erin Fox - Mar 15, 2015
References: justinalexanderbartels & refinery29
IMPRESSION by Justin Bartels is a photo series dedicated to the impact clothing creates on our bodies. The black and white photography features a model posing with nothing but the imprint of her fancy high heels, laced corset and underwear line. While the series is both empowering and thought-provoking, IMPRESSION bridges the gap between vanity and practicality.

On the subject of inspiration, Bartels notes, "The IMPRESSION series came about from my dating experiences in college, noticing the different trends and styles that women wore. It interested me that so many women would wear binding or uncomfortable clothing to either impress or attract others, or for their own self-esteem." In the end, Justin Bartels hopes that women wear what they like because it's for themselves and no one else.