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Playful Photos of Fashion Models in Their Own Homes

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Elouise Morris at her family home in the hills of Avoca

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Suzi Leenaars in Manly, Sydney

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Tiernan Cowling in Laurel Canyon, Los Angeles

For Model-Maison, Australian fashion and music photographer Cybele Malinowski captures international models in their own homes, lifting the commercial veil that so often surrounds them to reveal distinctive nuances of character and personal style.

Feature Shoot Recommends: Top 10 Photo Events and Happenings in London (Nov 10 – 16)

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Untitled # 2 from the series Neighbours, 2013 © Martina Lindqvist
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EXHIBITION: Martina Lindqvist: Neighbours / Murmurs, The Photographers’ Gallery, 16–18 Ramillies Street, 31 October – 14 January
Celebrated Finnish photographer Martina Lindqvist presents Neighbours and Murmurs, two recent series exploring the theme of memory, family, and loss. Neighbors documents a scarcely inhabited region in Finland, digitally expanding the space that surrounds its houses to underscore its remoteness. Murmurs takes an indirect look at the faltering memory of the artist’s grandmother, who struggles with Alzheimer’s. By constructing still lifes of withering flowers set in cardboard vases, Lindqvist explores the ways in which the significance we place on “keeping up appearances” diminishes as we negotiate our final years of life.

A Behind-the-Scenes Glimpse into the World of Miss Rodeo America

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For Rodeo Queens, Brooklyn-based photographer Gabriela Herman captures the inner world of Miss Rodeo America hopefuls, a group of twenty-seven young women competing to become Western royalty. Hailing from small towns along the Western United States, the women travel to Las Vegas during December’s Rodeo Week, joining a flock of cowboys gathering for the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. Over the course of the week, the girls will be judged on categories like personality, appearance, and horsemanship, with the winner taking home the title, the crown, and almost $30,000 in scholarship money and prizes.

Heroin Chic: Portraits of Russian Sex Workers in Designer Clothing (NSFW)

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For Downtown Divas, artists Loral Amir and Gigi Ben Artzi constructed studio portraits of heroin-addicted Russian prostitutes living in a confidential city. Adorning their subjects in clothing by brands like Miu Miu, Louis Vuitton, and Alexander Wang, Amir and Artzi remove them from the context of their daily lives, and place them, sometimes uncomfortably, within the realm of high fashion.

Portraits of Heterosexual Cross-Dressers Having a Ball in the 1950s

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When collectors Michel Hurst and Robert Swop discovered the many photo albums of Casa Susanna at a 26th Street flea market in New York City, they knew that they had unearthed a forgotten treasure. In the gender-conforming culture that defined much of mid-century American life, Casa Susanna was a refuge for the heterosexual male cross-dressers who gathered on weekends from the mid-1950s to the mid-1960s as their female alter egos.

Dreamy Fashion Photography by Vivienne Mok

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Paris-based photographer Vivienne Mok is entirely self-taught, her soft, painterly aesthetic being deeply rooted in her history in fashion design. Shortly after studying at Parsons School of Design and taking a position at a French fashion house, she began shooting as a means of showcasing her garments. Soon after, her photography took on a life of its own, her flowing fabrics laying the foundation for ethereal and imaginative visions of mysterious young women.

Fashion-Forward Photos of Women in Nature by Tracy Morford

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For Austin-based photographer Tracy Morford, fashion is a means of exploring personal themes as well as telling universal stories. Since growing up in the wooded landscape of Central New York, the artist has felt a profound connection with nature, one which she returns to by capturing solitary women as they gallop through verdant pastures or dip their toes in passing streams.

A Photographer Captures the Strange World of Fashion’s Elite

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For L’Habit fait Le Moine, French photographer Charles-Henry Bédué infiltrates some of the most exclusive fashion shows and brand events in China and Paris. Making his living as an event photographer, the artist explains that he initially felt alienated amidst the hoards of glitterati. The only remedy for his discomfort was to push the crowded scenes further into the realm of abstraction, capturing alluring glimpses of color and form caught within the sea of high fashion glamour.

John Malkovich Recreates History’s Most Iconic Photographs

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Dorothea Lange / Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California (1936), 2014

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Albert Watson / Alfred Hitchcock with Goose (1973), 2014

For Malkovich, Malkovich, Malkovich: Homage to Photographic Masters, legendary portrait photographer Sandro Miller collaborates with longtime friend John Malkovich to reproduce the most iconic images of our time, with Malkovich adopting the role of recognizable characters like Marilyn Monroe, Albert Einstein, and the identical twins of Diane Arbus.

Mother as Muse: A Fashion Shoot Features an Unlikely Model

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When Charlie Engman first photographed his mother, Kathleen, he noticed there was a stark difference between his mother in real life and the woman who appeared in the photographs. “I couldn’t really recognize her in the images, or rather, I recognized her in unfamiliar ways,” he explained in a recent interview. He began photographing her more frequently, and over time his mother has become something of a muse for Engman. It wasn’t until years later, when commissioned for a fashion editorial shoot by Hungarian magazine The Room, that he decided to cast his mother as the model, in a series simply titled, MOM.