The Vogue Germany June 2012 Carolyn Murphy photoshoot takes viewers on an otherworldly trek. Although Murphy is found seaside, as are most mainstream summertime centerfolds, the region is entirely barren. The lack of activity is reminiscent of a barren Armageddon-type era, the same one that has been predicted by countless major motion pictures.
The futuristic hairdo sported by Murphy builds on this futuristic motif. The American supermodels' blonde tresses are expertly twisted into strict braids, and with the help of elastic bands and hairspray, these same braids are manipulated into a slew of odd positions. Photographer Alexi Lubomirski has captured the best of these positions, showcasing the hairdo in a bizarre, mid-air pretzel formation.