Mostly known for their portraits of sophisticated, powerful women, Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott's photos typically lend an air of grace and unmistakable perfection to advertising. Their shoot for the latest issue of LOVE caught my eye as it veers away from their usual style, equal parts beautiful and disturbing it recreates Jeff Bark's 2007 series Woodpecker and reminds me a little of Gregory Crewdson's Beneath the Roses (2003-2005), with models bound & gagged and floating lifeless in water wearing Converse and the odd piece by Charles Anastase or Marc Jacobs. It also reminds me of the scene in Sam Raimi's The Gift where Katie Holmes' dead body gets dragged out of the lake, remember that? Anyway, I really like this editorial and so I thought I'd share it, check it out:
Here are two shots from Jeff Bark's Woodpecker series and below that is one from Gregory Crewdson's Beneath The Roses:
The latest issue of LOVE is out now with 6 different cover stars. Lara Stone was out of stock so I picked up Elle Fanning.