These Alysha Nett Jon Stars Portraits are Edgy and Cool

 - Jun 27, 2011
References: jonstars.tumblr & touchpuppet
In photography, the relationship between a subject and the setting in which they are shot is powerful one, and this Alysha Nett Jon Stars photo series strikes the perfect balance between the two. The tattooed beauty has a raw, unique look that is steadily growing in popularity that is juxtaposed against edgy, unstaged settings that bring out her natural beauty.

Experimenting with both color and black and white photography, Jon Stars is a talented emerging photographer whose photo subjects span across a variety of fields from music to fashion, but who all share a certain distinctive offbeat grittiness that is reminiscent of 'hipster' style which is growing in popularity.

Implications - While fashion photography was once an industry limited to subjects with a conventional, classic beauty that the everyday public could only aspire to, photographers, fashion designers and magazines are diversifying the artform to include edgier subjects whose looks are evocative of a realistic standard of beauty. This change appeals to consumers who welcome the change as a sign of societal progress.