It has been a while since a good Gothic photo spread has been shot, but the Dead is Dead editorial was surely worth the wait. With fall and winter nearing your doorstep, this is just the beginning when it comes to a new slew of dark and cold editorial themes in place of happy-go-lucky beach scenes.
Shot by Marius Tharaldsen for Sva magazine, the Dead is Dead photo spread is on the creepy side of Gothic rather than the glamorous side seen in the Victorian era. In fact, the images in the Dead is Dead editorial are so dark that it would have been a great piece for the Halloween season.
Thanks to the art direction and design by Norway-based Fredrik Melby, the Dead is Dead editorial is taken to an otherworldly level.
Fredrik Melby's Dead is Dead Spread is Dark and Otherworldly
1. Dark Editorial Themes - There is a growing trend of dark and cold editorial themes replacing happy-go-lucky beach scenes, presenting an opportunity for photographers, art directors, and designers to create unique and captivating visuals.
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2. Design and Art Direction - The design and art direction industry can leverage the trend of otherworldly aesthetics to create visually stunning and immersive experiences for various creative projects, from editorials to advertisements.
3. Fashion and Lifestyle Publications - Fashion and lifestyle publications can tap into the trend of dark editorial themes and creepy Gothic photography to create captivating and unique content that appeals to a niche audience.