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The LIFE Magazine 'Chaka Lake' Editorial is Utterly Breathtaking

By: Meghan Young - Published: Oct 14, 2012 • References: matthieubelin and behance.net
The LIFE Magazine 'Chaka Lake' photoshoot may have been shot as a fashion editorial, but it could easily second as a landscape series. In fact, it would only be natural is some people focused solely on the breathtaking scenes rather than the beautiful model in them. Poetic and pristine, the photoshoot shows off the Qinhai province in China in a stunning light.

Lensed by Matthieu Belin, a photographer based in Shanghai, Paris, the LIFE Magazine 'Chaka Lake' editorial focuses on how the model interacts with her surroundings. Whether it is squatting in the water, walking along sand dunes or simply taking in the sights, she provides a focal point for the viewer, allowing them to pretend to be her for a moment.