Photographer Jean-Francois Lepage Manufactures Sadness

By: Ryan Hinkson - Published:   Updated: Jun 20 2011 • References: whitezine and designyoutrust
Photographer Jean-Francois Lepage has a rare gift; he has the uncanny ability to take something beautiful, make it ugly and still end up with a beautiful image.

This selection of photos shows models wearing beautiful clothing in beautiful locations, yet in each image there is something off -- something done deliberately by photographer Jean-Francois Lepage to make the image sadder while retaining its beauty.

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