September 1, 2010

The Bride's Bare Essentials



British photographer Peter M. Ferguson and model Holly, aka Ivory Flame, have combined their talents for an elegant Bride of Frankenstein-inspired photoshoot.

This most minimalist of interpretations required nothing but a graceful model posed against a stark white background, a touch of bluish makeup, and a couple of yards of very loose bandages. Even the classic, towering Bride hairdo is done away with. The model, serendipitously, is a redhead, as was Elsa Lanchester, and she wears her short hair swept back, with the lightning highlights barely suggested. It all works beautifully.

Ms. Holly has posted a handful of shots on her blog, Ivory Underworld, and there are a couple more to see on Ferguson’s Pure Storm page. There’s also a photo of the Bride’s makeup being applied on makeup artist Michelle Court’s site.

Photos are mildly NSFW.


Related:
The Bride Unwrapped

8 comments:

E.J. Stevens said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing. :)

xx,
E.J
From the Shadows

Emmy said...

She's beautiful! That's such a cool idea for a photoshoot :)

Emily said...

This is such a great picture! Thanks for posting it!

Lela Richmond said...

That's a fantastic image!

Psycho Sue said...

this has totally inspired me for halloween!

Anonymous said...

Reeks of precious fashion pretension...

Doesn't hold a candle to J. Whale/E. Lanchester.

Anonymous said...

Elsa looked better, but the shoot was artistic.

Peter M Ferguson said...

Interesting :)