Frank Bayh and Steff Rosenberger-Ochs are a photography duo hailing from Stuttgart, Germany, who make great use of digital manipulation and retouching to create jarring, surrealist pieces.
Their work titled 'Don’t Touch My Universe,' depicts a beautiful women wearing elegant clothing and disaffected expressions, lying languidly about a luxurious apartment, while people outside struggle for their lives.
From floods to fire to nuclear explosions, scenes of crisis and carnage are depicted through the windows of the apartment. Yet, the model is seemingly unaware or apathetic. In this way, Bay and Rosenberger-Ochs criticize vanity and self-absorption, as often found in the fashion world. Still, the series is also in many ways a fashion shoot.
These photographers gracefully blur the line between conceptual and fashion photography.