Love In Question – A Photo Editorial

Here is another story from the team that created our previous Wild Color editorial.

Here is another story from the team that created our previous Wild Color editorial.

photographers – Yuji Oboshi and Mari Maeda
art director – Difan Wu
fashion director – Cameron Carpenter
hair stylist – Darrin Jordan
make-up artist – Elle German
female model – Milena (Wilhelmina)
male model – Matthew (Major)

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This shoot was a combination of all of our love of old film images. I wanted to explore a more complex relationship. We even had some shots where the models got to be really emotive with cigarettes and the vintage smoking allure. We added to the tension using somewhat industrial and somewhat dangerous or lonely looking locations.

But in the end, we weren’t happy with advocating smoking, and the cigarettes weren’t all that interesting any longer– health concerns and issues won out. Try and find the shots that had the cigarettes Photoshopped out. Let us know which ones you think had the cigarettes removed from the image.

As for the couple–there seems to be a struggle in the dynamic of this relationship–We’re not sure if its conflict, or tension. Is he her protector?  Is she his protection from the world?  Are they unhappy in being or feeling protected or satisfied? Its a great mystery to try and figure out. Ah, the perils of love.

– Cameron Carpenter

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him: Society for Rational Dress snood, General Idea pants, Tim Hamilton boots
her: Issey Miyake top, Gestuz leather dress, Falke tights, Pono wood cuffs

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Lira jeans, Issey Miyake top around neck

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Alexander Koutny dress, Gestuz beaded necklaces, Pono resin cuffs

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him: Tim Hamilton pants, Mercura NYC brass cuff and circa 1979 vintage armor mask, and the stylist’s suspenders
her: Jen Kao dress, Saru-Saru crotched gloves, Pono crystal bracelet, and Jewelmak citrine earrings

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her: Jen Kao Dress, Jewelmak citrine earrings, Saru-Saru crocheted gloves, Pono onyx crystal bracelet
him: Mercura NYC circa 1979 vintage mask and cuff

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her: Gestuz “chainmail” dress, OMO Norma Kamali foil tights
him: Lyle Thomas By Rey Amado pants, Mango studded scarf as shoulder guard, Mercura NYC sunglasses, Lyle Thomas By Rey Amado elastic bracelet & models own

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Issey Miyake sheer top, Gestuz long sleeve leather dress, Pono cuffs, Falke tights, Mango studded booties

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her: Gestuz chainmail dress, Mercura NYC brass lily bracelet, and circa 1977 vintage earwrap
him: Mango studded scarf as shoulder guard, Lyle Thomas by Rey Amado pants, models own jewelery, Issey Miyake elastic bracelet, and Mercura brass cuff

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him: Penguin Originals vest, Pono onyx pendant, model’s own bracelet
her: Manuel De La Cruz dress, Pono shell cuffs

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Penguin Originals vest, General Idea pants, Pono onyx pendant

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Candela NYC Dress w/detailed waist, Draugsvold necklace, Mercura NYC bracelets, Pono & Jewelmak horn cuffs, Pour La Victoire shoes

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him: Penguin Originals vest, Pono onyx pendant, model’s own bracelet
her: Manuel De La Cruz dress, Pono shell and horn cuffs

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her: Gestuz chainmail dress, Mercura NYC circa 1977 vintage brass lily bracelet and earwrap
him: Mango studded scarf as shoulder guard, model’s own jewelery, Issey Miyake elastic bracelet, and Mercura brass cuff

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