I really just wanted to vent about my own frustrations with modern dating, where it seems to be this cycle of lust and hate. You meet someone, they seem like everything, but betrayal and resentment and anger are always close on the heels. You try to power through, you try to get away and bring back the old spark, but the resentment always comes back. You let lust overtake it, and find that it fades just as fast. I was hoping to show that in a cyclical way, that at any point in the cycle, we’re right back at a point we’ve already been to.

As far as the aesthetic, that’s simply because I’ve always been a huge fan of 70’s and 80’s horror flicks, and I wanted to pull from that as much as possible.

Photographer - Steven Stone (Instagram)
Her - Hannah Mariah Yandow (Instagram)
Him - Jim Derrick (Instagram)

Stylist - Abbey Tate (Instagram)
Hair/Makeup - Cami Talbot (Instagram)
Assistants - Jeff Welch, Christian Claflin
Producer - Mike McCaleb

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On a warm and beautiful Sunday in Paris at the tail end of a long summer, french photographer Antoine Duchamp captures Liza Gorevalova spend a calm day in her charming hideaway.

Photographer - Antoine Duchamp (Instagram)
Styling - Gogo Touré
Stylist’s assistant - Joy Maury
Makeup -Elena Tamburrini
Muse - Liza Gorevalova @ Mademoiselle Agency (Instagram)

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Like The Trees And Their Leaves

The streets under my feet started turning orange gold from the fallen leaves
A fiery red sky, and the thought of you waiting for me there
Your skin, your lips, your sighs..

Inside my bed
Inside my head

Like the trees and their leaves
I tried to touch her, keep her
But like the city outside my window
She was never completely mine

Photographer - Lana Prins (Instagram)
All Lingerie - Tisja Damen
Makeup & hair - Iris Zuidema
Muse - Blossom Stevens

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Room #5

Brian Huynh’s Room #5 is a story of melancholic longing, a view into what we expect to be a transaction between lovers, strangers or something uncertain. The notion of a Motel getaway is a place for escape, to meet in taboo and to be in a room meant only for secrets. A once discreet space in turn becomes a place where one is most vulnerable; revealed. Her escape ironically becomes a lurid confinement, but still a place to retreat. She waits for her partner, however, in the end, her once fleeting moments are unrequited, doomed to be remembered and ultimately forgotten.

Photographer - Brian Huynh (Instagram)
Muse - Elizabeth Ai-Quyen (Instagram)

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La Philosophie Dans le Boudoir

Rafael Mesa’s story for Ben Trovato Nostalgia is based on the painting with the same title by Rene Magritte, an enigmatic and thought-provoking piece of work. A muse roaming in the mystery of her own room, thinking, waiting..

Photographer - Rafael Mesa (Instagram)
Styling & Makeup - Nahomi Carbo
Muse - Daniela Cáceres

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She’s A New Black

She’s a new black is the story of a strong woman, passionate, funny and an emotionally impenetrable as the color black. But in that black, she will find the light and the freedom to finally be what she has always wanted to be; this is a true story, this is my story.

Photographer - Valentina Vallone (Instagram)
Muse - Deborah Parcesepe

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City Of Angels

Fashion photographer Embry Lopez captures South African model Carmen Lee Solomons in downtown Los Angeles. Between majestic buildings on streets like veins with history running through them, Carmen shines with a timeless but youthful beauty in Embry’s interpretation of Nostalgia.

Photographer - Embry Lopez (Instagram)
Creative Director - Genna Sandler
Styling - Bryce Anthony
Makeup & Hair - Nona Mahmoudi
Muse - Carmen Lee Solomons @ Elite Model Management

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Coney Island Baby

I often feel nostalgic when I see a fun fair, reminding me of how much I loved going as a child. So what better place to do a shoot than the king of fun fairs - Coney Island. I wanted to capture it in a really fresh, colorful way so we went early in the day to avoid the late night debauchery.

Photographer - Guillaume Lechat (Instagram)
Producer - Louise Jordan
Stylist - Stephanie Smith
Muse - Rebecca @ Ford NYC

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My Limbs Were Decor for You

This is a story of a girl that is trying to love someone less. She is picking up stray pieces of him in every dream she has. They were all about you - She is trapped in one low, heart-shaped globe. The ending is a feeling of nostalgia for her; encapsulated all in a sort of melancholic madness.

“The truth is this:
  Love is an organic thing. It rots and softens.”

Photographer - Rebekah Campbell (Instagram)
Stylist - Sam Bates
Model - Elena Trajanovska at SUPREME

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Till It’s Gone

Amy and I had not seen each other in over a year. A lot of things had changed in our lives within that year. I wanted to capture the essence of her. I did not want all the things that are expected from editorial shoots. I wanted to capture the realism of a woman without anything distracting the spontaneity and flow, and just capturing something that cannot be replicated. A real moment.

Photographer - Levon Muradian (Instagram)
Model - Amy Charsley

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