This post has been knocking around in my head for a while now, and I'm finally sitting down to write it. It's nothing fancy really, but I just felt like I needed to take a moment to profess my love for fashion photography duo Mert & Marcus. My love for photographers Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott is well documented, but in the last 2 weeks or so, I was browsing some of their work, and I was thrown into awe all over again.
What I really love about their work is the way that they always manage to incorporate this inherent sense of stifled calamity into all of their photographs. There's a darkness that you can't account for. I'm not sure if that description even makes sense, but it's what I see. To me, all of their photographs regardless of the client, have this sense about them that there is something blasphemous going on. Like you're witnessing this unbelievably beautiful train wreck, and you can't look away. Their work is heavily influenced by Guy Bourdin, whose work I am admittedly not very familiar with.
Their photographs really does leave me in awe, and I think that anyone who loves fashion and doesn't know about them should be ashamed of themselves. *slaps wrist* They really are visionary, and as of right now, they cleanly hold the title of "Cate's favourite photographers" not that that actually means anything.
In any case, I love them. I'd love to just be on one of their sets so I could see their process. If anyone reading this has a hookup, let me know!