Honestly Calling the New Trends in Women, Fashion & Religion AOC Sensually Yours
One thing you know about Anne of Carversville is just where we’re coming from. When I look at Elias Wessel’s images of Myf Sheperd in church, I don’t see just two options: 1) the setting and in particular Myf Sheperd naked on the altar as a ‘stripping back of innocence’; or 2) a ‘visual trump in a fashion photographer’s deck of playing cards’.
I tend to look at images more literally. In the case of this editorial: 1) The cover says ‘Golden Age: Everything is Illuminated’; 2) Myf Sheperd is incredibly organic in the ‘caviar’ or ‘honeycomb’ shot — sensual mouth open, orgasmic or wanting to speak — we’re not certain — a new oracle being born perhaps; 3) model is running out of church with lit crucifix behind her — that’s pretty darn literal; 4) full-frontal naked on the altar next to the Virgin Mary, Myf Shepherd’s arms are raised.
If a kid drew this picture would you consider it to be a ‘visual trump card’ from the photographer? I doubt it.