The latest editorial for Pulp Magazine is a stunning combination of photography and mental illness. The photo shoot was inspired by the film, 'Girl, Interrupted,' starring Winona Ryder and Angeline Jolie, which centers around a group of women in a dysfunctional and abusive mental asylum. These photographs also tackle mental illness in women, by displaying fashion ensembles inspired by hospital gowns, and by showing model Ilse de Boer in various poses that evoke a sense of surreality and instability.
One of the most striking photographs in the series shows de Boer wearing a white, cropped turtleneck. Her hands stretch behind her back, and her pale face stares stiffly into the camera, giving her a statuesque look. Photographer Benjamin Vnuck was able to enhance this marble-like feeling by painting de Boer's skin with white lines, making look almost as if she was made of wood.
With this editorial, Pulp Magazine has proven that attention can be brought to serious issues, such as mental illness, through art and photography. 'Girl, Interrupted' is a striking and mellifluous blend of fashion, photography, and insanity.