what’s the connection? i don’t quite know, honestly.
i think it’s about light and darkness - of various varieties - and the edges of what is beautiful.
the penn - obviously lovely. but then again, is loveliness obvious when it’s so highly constructed? so obviously the product of so many, many years moulding our aesthetic senses into a hyper-receptive state when faced with just such a photograph as this.
the eyeball cuff-link, on the other hand; the toothsome lace…we haven’t been primed to see beauty in that. it fits no pre-existant silhouette. thus - if it is aesthetically pleasing - it is probably more interestingly so.
and yet, i am apparently well-trained. i prefer the irving penn.
credits: by irving penn; detail of Jun Takahashi ‘Alice’ dress; magnolia - Kari Herer Photography by decor8.