Decadent Royalty – How it all begins

I had had this idea for a photoshoot for such a long time! Finally I got it done.
It’s all about semiotics and I’m proud I’ve made the tale go full circle.

A quick summary: A person in position of power and knowledge (throne of books). But she’s in a bad place and is seduced by money (rain of silver), thus death and decay are installed inside of her and her metamorphosis begin. In the end, she breaks the spell and sets off in a journey to regain control over her soul.
Note that there’s always something tight around her neck.
Also, Cristiane Tano’s corsets are full of meaning in their colors and designs. The yellow corset for example, the design pattern is that of a chrysanthemum flower, that in Japan is symbolic to royalty, while in Europe it’s a symbol for mourning.

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Eu estava com a idéia para fazer essas fotos há tanto tempo! Finalmente as fiz! Essas fotos têm muito de semiótica e a história tem um começo e fim.

Um resumo breve do conceito: Uma pessoa em posição de poder e conhecimento (no trono de livros). Mas está em um lugar ruim (nessa foto, um hospital abandonado e apodrecendo, mas pode ser facilmente interpretado como dificuldades financeiras causadas por um caráter fraco) e então é seduzida pelo dinheiro (a chuva de prata), logo a morte e decadência se instalam em seu corpo e sua metamorfose começa. No fim ela quebra o “feitiço” e começa uma jornada para reconquistar sua alma. 

Note que tem sempre algo apertado em volta de seu pescoço. E também, os corsets da Cristiane Tano são cheios de significados nas suas cores e desenhos. O corset amarelo por exemplo, a ornamentação é de crisântemos, que no japão é símbolo da realeza, enquanto na Europa é símbolo de luto.

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Photography, edition, production: Anna Theodora
Model: Giulia Vareschi
Production assistant: Rafaela Calvo
beauty: William Cruz
Corsets: Cristiane Tano

Nail Polish: Black Tie by Esmaltes Jade

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8 Responses to Decadent Royalty – How it all begins

  1. David G. says:

    Spectacular concept and storyline and the resulting portraits are marvelous. AnnA, you need to direct films. Your eye is one of the best around.

  2. Djemiai Naïl says:

    OMG stuning shots ..like em ^^

  3. I’ve always enjoyed looking at your work, but it seems that over the past few months you’ve really hit a new level! It’s inspiring to see.

  4. Dr. Paul A. Curto says:

    She could be Natalie Portman’s daughter…what a perfect choice of lighting and pose!

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