Poseidon’s Courtesan by Alice Luker

by Alice Byrne

This fashion editorial was shot by UK based photographer Alice Luker, depicting a young goddess woman enchanted by her own beauty. Alice cites the inspiration behind the shoot as the curse of beauty and vanity, stating that through the model appearing somewhat vulnerable and emotive throughout the series, the beholder can sense the darker side and the consequence of obsessive vanity.

The photographs are stunning, and have clear, Poseidon, sea references through the use of colour, texture and fashion styling by Holly Cox. As well as this, the hair and make-up by Defaf Alamri enhances the mystical, under-the-sea aesthetic of the whole collection of images. In particular we love the photographs shot under the rustic archway, as the composition here is so strong, as well as the only landscape image, which is particularly striking.