Ruven Afanador

skullsproject

17/6/12 -Ruven Afanador Photography

In regards to Ruven Afandor’s official website, Afandor is a contemporary photographer whose work has been featured in magazines and fashion editorials. Afandor has also created a series of fashion portraits, which feature several full length skeletons. There is limited information about this particular collection, although the model’s garments are composed with the skeleton(s) and the image of the skull.

One could argue that the skeletons feature animated gestures or movements, which invites one to view the engagement between the model and the skeletal figure. One may compare Afanador’s portraits with  Renaissance art such as the Death and the Maiden through the contact between the model and the skeleton(s).

The outfits are enhanced through the desaturated colours and the cool overtones, which enhances the model’s style of makeup. One could argue that the skeletons appear to be grinning or smirking at the model, who features very…

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