The ‘Natural Obsession’ by Oliver Meyer editorial is the perfect example of how eschewing conventional major fashion editorial aesthetics (retouching, Photoshopping, heavy make-up) in favor of a bare bones shoot can serve as a fantastic (and alluring) counterweight to what typically dominates the pages of high-fashion magazines.
Oliver Meyer first developed his interest in photography at 10-years-old, when he got his first camera. He has been shooting fashion editorials since 2006.
The ‘Natural Obsession’ by Oliver Meyer editorial features a collaboration between Meyer and independent fashion designer, Erika Bates. Her line, Asuyeta, makes up the wardrobe for Florentina, the stunning model in the shoot.
My favorite image in the ‘Natural Obsession by Oliver Meyer editorial features Florentina in a pair of boy-shorts and a crop-top, her face streaked red with tribal paint. Her midriff is exposed and she exudes a carefree and uncanny sex appeal that should have her phone ringing off the hook with bookings. In a time period when fun-loving, bohemian photoshoots are available everywhere you turn, Oliver Meyer has managed to capture an organic and original one.
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