Daria Strokous in ‘Bleached’ by Hugh Lippe for Fat Magazine
Posted Dec 31, 2012
Hugh Lippe offers an inspired vision of bridal bondage in ‘Bleached’ for the Winter 2012 issue of Fat Magazine. Daria Strokous plays the non-virginal bride in this highly conceptual piece, that dares to explore the hypocrisy of modern marriage. Visually arresting and mentally stimulating, this avant-garde editorial looks beyond the fairy-tale to the darkness that lies beneath the bleached facade. A progressive take on the union of matrimony, Lippe’s radical depiction defies a covenant that is based on the precepts of physical and legal freedom. His work seems to be asking if such a union brings us closer to true emancipation, or keeps us trapped? An exquisite piece of female empowered artistry, we are reminded, we can’t begin to break the chains that bind until we are willing to define them.