while visiting the richard avedon exhibit at the mfa last month,
i was lucky enough to see some of these timeless-yet-terrifying works
from his brilliant photo-story, "in memory of the late mr. and mrs. comfort,"
which first appeared in the november 1995 issue of the new yorker.
(don't they look like they could have been taken just yesterday?)
featuring model nadja auermann, her skeletal love interest and ensemble
after designer ensemble from the likes of dolce & gabbana, commes de garcons,
christian lacoix, alexander mcqueen, chanel, manolo, versace, armani, etc.
this historic 27-page photo series brings to life the juxtaposition between
beautiful life and ugly death, luxury and destruction,material wealth
and the meaninglessness of it all once death is part of the equation.
looking at these photos definitely puts me in the mood to be spooked!
what are your plans for this halloween weekend?