Although London photographer Mari Sarai lists Helmut Newton as one of her biggest influences, she also seems to be the female version of Terry Richardson (with more class, of course). Mari Sarai's glamorous shoot has a grittiness and rawness to them that lends each image a sense of authenticity that is completely fabricated but still captivating. The other similarity with Terry Richardson? Unabashed nudity.
Mari Sarai's focus on strong, sensual women has landed her work on the pages of such publications as Dazed and Confused, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. She has even taken some amazing celebrity portraits of Ewan McGregor, Penelope Cruz and Amy Winehouse (with their clothes on). Mari Sarai is definitely one to keep an eye on.
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