Shawna X's 'Phases' is a Study in Smeared Seduction

 - Aug 2, 2009   Updated: Jul 5 2011
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Shawna X's 'Phases' self-portrait set takes a unique slant; she uses a pane of glass to simulate a barrier of some sort. The inevitable smudging of her lipstick and condensation from her breath only adds to the beauty of these images.

Check out the full set of Shawna X's 'Phases' self-portraits, and be sure to keep on clicking for more innovative takes on the classic self-portrait from's archives.

Implications - With society so saturated with advertising, consumers have become overwhelmed and desensitized by typical images. They now seek advertisements that have shocking and unique graphics, as they spark discussion. Companies can appeal to potential consumer groups by incorporating atypical images and text into their marketing campaigns.