Makeup shotgun to the face!
‘PSYCHE BUTTERFLY’ BY CARSTEN WITTE
German photographer Carsten Witte in a cool series entitled Psyche, an ancient greek princess being more beautiful than Venus, is the the background for this project. Its all about beauty and how to preserve it for eternity. Like in scientific butterfly collections, these “Psyches” are pinned on their peak of beauty.
Psyche was the goddess of the soul, wife of Eros god of love. She was once a mortal princess whose astounding beauty earned the ire of Aphrodite when men turned their worship from goddess to girl.
No lie - I’ve had this idea and wanted to do this before. Not with chalk drawings per se but with some form of printed illustration backgrounds. Nice one.
For you fashion loving folk out there, here is an archive of fashion magazine covers.
Here are a few of the mags that I think are doing it right and not following the traditional approach to fashion covers - simple but striking with very little cover text.