Posts featuring photographer Ben Hassett

Julia Banas by Ben Hassett for Vogue Italia

Julia Poses Like a Peacock Preening

Julia Banas brings forward a new brand of beauty in “Glowing in the purple rain” by Ben Hassett for Vogue Italia Beauty, 05/17. This may appear upon first glance like we’ve stumbled over a cash of new colors. That alone would be an exciting find. However, what we have are distinct tones used in new and exciting ways. That’s to say, while these aren’t exactly colo…

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Makeup Mimics Statue Made of Stone

Jamilla Hoogenboom & Aneta Pajak explore the impact of intensity in “Le Choc Des Pigments” shot by Ben Hassett for Vogue Paris, 11/16. Not merely a function of attraction or a progress of pretty, color is a visual construct. The power of pigments is an intense concept, when applied, it inspires you to react. Like a statue that’s erected on site, a milky, white layer fall…

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Art of Extreme is Caught In a Dream, Vogue Paris

Aneta Pajak is potently prophetic in “Blindage Anti-Âge” by Ben Hassett for Vogue Paris, October ’16. Beauty blurs into infinite as smoke billows up and over the page. Powdered designs give a shadowed reflection, making us believe we are seeing a fantasy of lights. Tiny squares give off a hypnotic effect, luring us into a dream like state. Is she real or is she an illusion? …

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Beauty of Beguiling ~ Art of Extreme

Anja Rubik lives outside the lines in “La Fine Équipe” by Ben Hassett for Vogue Paris, September 2016. We witness this fearsome female with the spirit of a warrior, ready herself for a beauty battle. Fueling the heat behind her eyes, Hassett focuses in on the fury of Rubik’s fire. Looking straight into the camera, she gives us a wink; as two black horizontal lines cross ov…

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The Cult of Plastic Dares 2 Break Down Being Fake Beauty Papers

Briley Jones, Mona Matsuoka & Sahara Lin are transformed in “NY Dolls” by Ben Hassett for Beauty Papers, S/S ’16. Covering the cult of plastic this story dares to look at our addiction to all things faux. Being “Fake” takes this story forward as we come to understand, there is no beauty without emotion. What we see as perfect is anything but, as the closes…

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Painted Powder Floods the Fair Face

Julia Fleming splashes on the scene in “The Miracle of Change” by Ben Hassett for Vogue Japan, January 2016. Passion’s palate passes over the skin like so many colors that rush within. My mind’s eye is awaken with a florid flush from yellow, red, green and blue. Primary pigments pop off the page with chroma seen in its purest form. Makeup Artist, Violette, veers off th…

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Emily DiDonato Hides in Shadows Aches 4 Light

Emily DiDonato engages in the costume of change in ‘En Boucle’ by Ben Hassett for Vogue Paris, November 2015. The art of obscurity is captured in the click of a camera. Hiding in shadows aching for light, to camouflage beauty is a veiling of the night. Bright ignites an aura emanating from the center, with wild waves reaching all about. Golden lockes fill in the frame, rushing from t…

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Lucidly Lured as Fantasty is Unfurled

Andreea Diaconu drinks in the diamonds in ‘Carats en Colorama’ by Ben Hassett for Vogue Paris, October 2015. Her eyes are deceiving her smile is distinct, her warmth is inviting her mind is succinct. An evocative tale of love and other yearnings. Gems sparkle in vibrant light, as power is felt through fire of the female force. Alive with a kind of subhuman super-strength, Diaco

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See, Hear & Speak No Evil 'Bangerz'

Anabel Krasnotsvetova & Hyun Ji Shin play three wise makeup monkeys in ‘Bangerz’ by Ben Hassett for Teen Vogue, September 2015. A conceptual take on the proverbial principle, ‘see no evil, hear no evil and speak no evil’. These three mystic apes, as they are known, provide an interesting parallel to the idea of symbolic synergy. The philosophy of ancient wis…

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Kim K Captures Colors Cleopatra 'No Ordinary Woman' Violet Grey

Kim Kardashian mimics the majesty of myth and splendor in ‘No Ordinary Woman’ by Ben Hassett for Violet Grey. The memory of Elizabeth Taylor floods the page, with modern images that reflect her role as, The Queen of Ancient Egypt. Cleopatra comes to life as Pat McGrath transforms one of today’s most recognizable stars into a picture of the past. Seeing the face of something …

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Beauty Papers Makes Inaugural Debut 'The Foundation'

The Foundation‘ makes it’s mark as Maxine Leonard & Valerie Wickes bring us the Inaugural debut of Beauty Papers, Issue 0. Launching for the Makeup Obsessed, buckle your seat belts it’s gonna’ be a bumpy ride. This new magazine embarks on a journey of discovery with evocative images that dare to be different. Forward artistry entices us to succu…

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Dajana Antic in 'Exposure to Color' Ben Hassett

Dajana Antic finds the light in ‘Exposure to Color’ by Ben Hassett for Vogue Japan, January 2015. Blown out and beautiful, features come alive as Hassett uses the camera to capture a reversal of fortune. Inverting the process, each piece shines by showing us the backwards way to tomorrow’s beauty. The power of these pictures speak, as eyes and lips penetrating the page. …