Under the Skin– 2015
Designer: Farzaneh Abdollahi
Models: Nicole Ryan, Emily Kandanga, Elya Sokolova, Indirah Wahap
Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Fashion Photography, Art Direction
‘Under the Skin’ is the final project of my bachelor’s studies in photography. With this series, the fact that a portrait photograph should only tell you a one-dimensional narrative is something that I wanted to challenge. Here, not only are these photos able to evoke a sense of contemporary mystery in the viewer’s eye, but also bring a lot of texture to the fore. These images are shrouded in mystery and ambiguity — it is up to the viewer to interpret who the woman is, what kind of life they lead, where they may come from and so on. This preoccupation with mystery is the constant variable in this series.