The Kelsey Jean Harding Papercut July 2011 editorial serves as a perfect example of how a skilled photographer and model can utilize a basic photography technique with such precision that it can make what typically would be a by-the-numbers editorial into something special.
The Kelsey Jean Harding Papercut July 2011 editorial was shot by Seattle-based photographer Alvin Nguyen. Nguyen is a veteran photog who splits his time working in Asia, New York, and Los Angeles when not engaged in shoots in the Washington area. Nguyen does a great job of ensuring that viewers buy into the story of the editorial. Kelsey Jean Harding's natural beauty is deftly contrasted with a stormy and grey backdrop that dominates every shot. Harding is alternatively mysterious, seductive, and aloof in shots, each photograph drawing the viewer deeper into the subject's solitary disillusionment.
The Kelsey Jean Harding Papercut July 2011 issue is on newsstands now.