Aaron Cobbett's photographs of women take fashion photography up a notch.
By ROBIN EISGRAU
In "Lady: New Photographs of Women," photographer
Aaron Cobbett presents an essay in glamour. In these photographs, women are
wearing makeup applied in a manner far more theatrical than what you'd
normailly see in a typical issue of Allure or on the average lady walking
down the street. Their wardrobes evoke evening wear from past decades, as
they sport sequins and shoulder pads. Their nails are long and intricately
polished. The backdrops are at times Vegasy and film-noir moody.
What strikes the viewer is how comfortable these women look in their
get-ups. One gets they inpression that they are not simply models, but women
who are glamourous in real life. Standing out is the photograph of downtown
fashion doyenne Patricia Field, resplendent in a sparkly blue/purple
shoulder-padded gown as her maraschino-cherry-red hair frames her face. She
stands in front of a background that looks like a spangled spider web. Dare
|Photographs by: Aaron Cobbett.|
Book: "Super Eros."
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Another model, reclining in a black and white '50s/'80s-looking dress has an inner-arm
tattooo that says "beautiful" in gothic
To add more glamour, the photographs are bordered by glittery
frames. Cobbett's photographs have appeared in Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour,
Interview, Honcho, Inches, Genre, HX and Blue magazines and his pictures of
men are collected in a book titled "Super Eros."
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