Fashion photography rarely achieves the sort of quality found in this Carsten Witte 'More Beauty' series.
The talented Hamburg, Germany-based photographer trained his lens on a number of models painted with unorthodox make up styles that leave the series tittering between conceptual art photography and high-end fashion shoot. Though if one were pressed for definitions, the safer bet would be on the art side.
Like much Carsten Witte work, the photography is focused on a slew of beautiful women who have been styled eccentrically. Owing especially to the make up, each model is reminiscent of a porcelain doll. Their serene, ghostly expressions evoke a gracefulness, which is uneasily betrayed by the fragility of their doll-like aesthetic.