Ajak Deng by Paolo Roversi Overexposes Silvers and Golds

 - Oct 14, 2011
References: paoloroversi & fashionising
The high-fashion looks worn in these photos of Ajak Deng by Paolo Roversi appear like a mirage before the eyes of the admiring reader. While the rich brown of the model's skin, the brass and chrome of her clothing and the deep ebony of Shona Heath's backdrop fill one's focus completely, the photographer has exercised the flattening effect of overexposure, highlighting the ornate detailing of each ensemble.

The eye-catching classic looks featured in each spread are none other than the iconic pieces of Louis Vuitton, Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent and Chanel, flaunted with a poised yet energetic quality by the magnificent Melbourne-based model. Dramatic makeup by Sally Branka challenges the three dimensionality of the woman's defining features. Ajak Deng by Paolo Roversi begins to assume an abstraction that's as two dimensional as the photographic medium.