Michael Donovan Vision China Spread is Emotionally Cathartic

By: Meghan Young - Aug 22, 2011
References: michaeldonovanphotography & fashionising
The Michael Donovan Vision China spread harnesses the look and energy of experimental films from the 60s and 70s. Full of cathartic emotions, strange (even surreal) scenes and avant-garde shots, this photo series seems to belong in an art gallery rather than in the pages of a magazine.

Grainy and gritty, the aesthetic of the Michael Donovan Vision China photo spread mimics the rawness of its content. It seems to tell the story of a relationship that is on the cusp of becoming erotically abusive. It is this strong narrative that will really pull audiences into the editorial. From there, we become voyeurs privy to a destructive relationship, and our only solace becomes the great fashion worn by the characters.