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From Warped Body Shoots to Ballerina-Inspired Photos

 - Aug 19, 2010   Updated: Mar 23 2011
If you had cursed your parents for enrolling you in gymnastics as a kid, then these body-contorting fashion spreads will have you eating your words.

A simple -- or difficult -- twist of the body is enough to take an editorial from "blah" to "wow" in no time. From warped body spreads to body-contorting photography, this cluster has it all.

Implications - People are naturally interested in strangely absurd things that are uncommon everyday life. Using contortion as an example, these magazine fashion photo shoots tap into human curiosity about the body. Pictures that feature humans in unordinary positions may make people take a second look and perhaps be more inclined to buy the magazine.