Photography, like every other artsy thing out there falls pray to the trends machine. If not long ago there was something about movement that imposed fuzzy pictures for trends following photographers, now it seems granulated black and white set the pictures tone.
(I don’t know the exact specific name for this effect, but those of you knowing your way around photography could give me a helping hand and explain how this is done.) From an amateur perspective, these Russh Australia pictures from the July/August 2009 issue #29 remind me of M. Night Shyamalan’s Village so I’d say it’s safe to assume that goth has taken over every artsy manifestation. (the story continues right after the jump with more pictures!)
The photo set, entitled The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter bears Benny Horne’s photographic signature and should be about returning to the roots. Taking a Rodarte & Givenchy (and so much more) paved road to the very heart of you, it may come as little surprising to find out that forests and high heels make good friends just as good as leotards and barns.
Also, if you’re not see-through skinny, artsy-goth may be pointless. You could choose loud punk goth, a la Beth Ditto. Is your lonely heart ready to hunt? (photos via)