Talented photographer Rankin recently teamed up with beauty editor Andrew Gallimore to create these stunning editorials starring models covered in black face makeup and skeletal masks made from a wide variety of objects. The final images are as striking as they are eerie.
The editorial focuses on exploring the theme of death masks which is essentially a plaster mold of a deceased person's visage. These high-fashion masks follow the same premise of outlining a person's skeletal structure but with using colorful beads, spikes, makeup and even flowers. The illustrations are quite spooky to look thanks to the contrast of the black face pigment and the accessorized mask with the model's white eyes.